Poison Toothpaste Also Found In Prisons And Mental Hospitals

We missed this AP article from June 28th but poison toothpaste isn’t just for dollar stores anymore, turns out Georgia prisons and mental hospitals bought hundreds of thousands of the tubes and distributed it to their wards.

In total, 2 state prisons received 846,288 tubes, 5 cuckoo clocks got 14,544 tubes, and 4 juvis received 3600 tubes. This reminds us of a Johnny Cash tune…

I hear the Chinese poison train a comin’
It’s rollin’ ’round the bend
And I ain’t seen the FDA,
Since, I don’t know when,
I’m stuck in Georgian Prison,
And time keeps draggin’ on,
But that Chinese poison train keeps a-rollin’,
On down to San Antone

When I was just a baby,
My Mama told me, “Son,
Always be a good boy,
Don’t ever play with Magstix,”
But I fed a man antifreeze toothpaste in Atlanta,
Just to watch him die,
When I hear that whistle blowin’,
I hang my head and cry.

Tainted Toothpaste Found in US Prisons [Guardian Unlimited]
(Photo: imorgan73)