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Linkfest: Mafia Man Too Fat for Jail

A court in Sicily decided that an accused Mafioso can be put under house arrest because he is too fat for any Italian jail cell. Salvatore Ferranti, who weighs 462 pounds, was allowed to go home after spending six months in four different Italian prisons, his lawyer told Reuters.

Italian guards claimed that there were no prison beds big enough for him, that he couldn't fit through the bathroom door, and that they wouldn't be able to transport him to a hospital in an emergency.

It's the BPP's Ramble.

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