Michael Jackson's Doctor Conrad Murrray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to four years in prison for the death of the pop icon, has lost 30 pounds due to diarrhea in the past few months in jail.
The former doctor has put blame on food and water at the L.A. County Jail.
TMZ reported that Murray has been extremely sick since becoming an inmate last November.
Murray said the water smells and tastes bad and that he has suffered horrible dysentery. He said the bad water and the bad food are spoiling his health.
The 59-year-old said he can't eat the food that the jail provides, and that he is forced to eat what he calls cat food to survive, which he buys at the commissary.
He buys the canned tuna for $4.25, salmon flakes for $3.50 and canned mackerel for $2.50, TMZ reported.
Murray told his friends that apart from cats he is the only human being who is forced to eat canned mackerel.
Apparently, Murray has filed numerous appeals to get out of the jail, citing his poor health condition.
L.A. County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told TMZ: All inmates receive the proper nutrition and medical care that is required by law, but the Sheriff's Dept. goes above and beyond what is required.
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