Nichols loses first round in suit over prison food |

Nichols loses first round in suit over prison food

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols has lost a round in his lawsuit seeking more whole grains and fresh food in his diet at the federal Supermax prison in Colorado.

A federal judge in Denver on Thursday denied Nichols’ request for a preliminary injunction, saying he didn’t show that he faces immediate and irreparable injury.

The court hasn’t ruled on Nichols’ underlying lawsuit.

Nichols is serving a life sentence for conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter in the 1995 bombing, which killed 168. Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and executed.

Nichols’ lawsuit claims his diet is “unhealthy dead and refined foods” and is causing him physical problems. He says the food violates his religion and causes him to “sin against God.”

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