12 prison inmates contract botulism through homemade brew

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  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    The term I always heard for this kind of stuff was "wrought gut". I guess people still have a desire or addiction for it as in the days of prohibition.

  • RShackleford Saint George, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 8:37 a.m.

    I guess I'm a heartless person because my main concern is just how much of my tax money is going to be used for them to get over their little Tummy Aches.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 7:43 a.m.

    stupid is as stupid does

  • vabookmom ASHBURN, VA
    Oct. 6, 2011 7:09 a.m.

    Not to overstate the obvious...but just how do inmates distill homemade brew in their prison cell and go unnoticed? This one made me laugh outloud!

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 6, 2011 6:04 a.m.

    Re: Ok | 5:21 p.m. Oct. 5, 2011
    "Perhaps the prison officers should do a better job of inspecting the cells"

    Prison guards are constantly looking for illegal behavior. Unfortunately the criminals behind bars have 24/7 to think up misbehavior.

    Guards do have Karma working in their favor. What better punishment for making illegal brew than a healthy dose of botulism!!

  • dave31 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2011 8:12 p.m.

    And now we, the taxpayers, will have to bear the medical cost of this stupitidy.

  • Ok Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 5, 2011 5:21 p.m.

    Perhaps the prison officers should do a better job of inspecting the cells to make sure these things don't happen. Just a thought. What do you think?

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Oct. 5, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    How could anyone want to drink something made with those spoiled ingredients? They probably were bored and in need of work to do.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Oct. 5, 2011 1:59 p.m.

    Some on other comments would probably suggest they got the brew from Provo on a Sunday...

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 5, 2011 1:28 p.m.

    I bet they can find some lawyer to sue the state for some illogical failure to ensure that their home brew was being made under proper sanitary conditions.