60°F
weather icon Clear

Court denies inmate’s request for onion-free meals

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A prison inmate in Pennsylvania who asked for an onion-free meal plan was denied his request after a court said it was frivolous.

Pennlive.com reports Friday a state appeals court agreed with a county judge that William Mayo’s civil rights were not violated.

Mayo said he was allergic to onions and was placed on a special diet that excluded them.

Mayo complained to the prison’s dietary department when tomatoes, peppers and spices were also cut out of his food. He was told to get medical permission but refused and sued the prison.

Medical testing later showed he was not allergic to onions.

The prison then took him off the special diet, prompting him to expand his original complaint and claim cruel and unusual punishment.

The 40-year-old is serving a life sentence for a 2002 murder in Philadelphia.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Fire at oil storage facility prompts hazmat emergency

Officials said they did not immediately know the cause of the fire and whether there was any connection to a 4.5-magnitude earthquake Monday night.

No injuries as homemade bomb explodes in elementary playground

Authorities found the remnants of a small homemade bomb that blew up in an elementary school playground in Helena on Tuesday morning. It was not immediately clear when the blast occurred.

Russia becomes de facto power broker in northern Syria

Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria, deploying troops Tuesday to keep apart advancing Syrian government and Turkish forces.

Bolton called Giuliani a ‘hand grenade,’ testifies ex-White House aide

Fiona Hill, a former White House adviser on Russia, told House impeachment investigators behind closed doors that she had strongly and repeatedly objected to the ouster earlier this year of former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, according to a person familiar with the testimony.