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I Told Prison Guards I Have Celiac Disease. They Fed Me Gluten Anyway.

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  1. Nivlak
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    That’s fucking terrifying. I have celiac disease and it nearly killed me. Hardly anyone takes it seriously and i have been forced to cook for myself at home for nearly all meals. If that were me...

    That’s fucking terrifying. I have celiac disease and it nearly killed me. Hardly anyone takes it seriously and i have been forced to cook for myself at home for nearly all meals. If that were me in that situation i would most likely be dead within six months to a year.

    Glad you’re back on Alyaza!

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  2. Gyrfalcon
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    This is awful! My SO has celiac and was diagnosed at a similar age to the inmate described in the article, so I have learned a lot about it. Not only are you (generally) subjected the digestive...

    This is awful! My SO has celiac and was diagnosed at a similar age to the inmate described in the article, so I have learned a lot about it. Not only are you (generally) subjected the digestive symptoms, but the reaction of the body in the process increases your lifetime risk for gastrointestinal cancers. With that in mind, I really don't see how the inmate in the article could have made it out of there without a solid case that he was being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment.

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    hackergal
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    I'm a type one diabetic and also transgender. Stories like this lead me to believe I'd probably die if I went to prison...

    I'm a type one diabetic and also transgender. Stories like this lead me to believe I'd probably die if I went to prison...

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    1. alyaza
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      late to responding, but yeah, it's kinda crazy that if you end up in prison for some reason, how well you fare can sometimes be entirely contingent on even the most benign things like what food is...

      late to responding, but yeah, it's kinda crazy that if you end up in prison for some reason, how well you fare can sometimes be entirely contingent on even the most benign things like what food is served at where you end up and what alternatives they're able to accommodate. that's to say nothing of other, more structural issues of abuses in prison and factors like overcrowding!

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