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Terry Nichols's Gut-Wrenching Pain

Constipated Oklahoma City bomber in high-fiber prison beef

Terry Nichols

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Terry Nichols's Gut-Wrenching Pain

APRIL 24--Terry Nichols, the domestic terrorist who teamed up with Timothy McVeigh to murder 168 people, 19 of them children, in the Oklahoma City bombing, is unhappy with his prison diet, which has left him struggling with 'chronic constipation, bleeding, hemorrhoids' due to a lack of insoluble fiber.

Remarkably, a federal judge yesterday rejected Nichols's bid for a preliminary injunction against the Bureau of Prisons, though a lawsuit filed last month by the 54-year-old killer remains pending. As seen on the pages at left, the complaint filed by Nichols--who is imprisoned at the 'Supermax' lockup in Florence, Colorado--contends that 'God created mankind to consume unrefined whole foods' that work 'in a synergistic way to keep one's body (i.e. God's holy temple) in good health to ward off various diseases.'

Nichols, who stresses that he is 'not a terrorist,' helpfully included a proposed diet that prison officials should serve (or make available at the Florence commissary). The mass murderer, it seems, is a big fan of Kellogg's bran products.

To support his legal claim, Nichols has rounded up declarations from six fellow Florence inmates, each of whom is supposedly beset with assorted digestive issues. Eric Rudolph, whose bombs killed victims at abortion clinics and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, reports that the 'refined and highly processed' food served to killers like him causes 'constipation, gas, and stomach cramps.' Like Nichols, Rudolph believes 'our bodies' are 'sacred and should be treated as such.' (9 pages)

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Like Nichols, Rudolph believes 'our bodies' are 'sacred and should be treated as such. But not other peoples' bodies they choose to blow up. What claptrap.