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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Sued By Prison Inmates

You Poisoned Us With Valley Fever

3/7/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is still being haunted by his political past ... the ex-Gov. is being sued by inmates who accuse him of sentencing them to a fate worse than prison -- a cruel, disfiguring and crippling disease.

According to the lawsuit filed by 22 current and former inmates ... Schwarzenegger and other officials knowingly kept them in a Central Cali prison where they claim Valley Fever killed 30 inmates, and left many more with horrible symptoms.

Valley Fever attacks the body's organs ... victims may suffer skin lesions, limb amputations and brain damage. The disease is spread by spores found in soil -- and the inmates say they were exposed to it. 

The inmates are also suing current Gov. Jerry Brown ... claiming he continued Arnold's policy.

They want cash to cover medical care, and pain and suffering -- beyond the typical prison pain and suffering.

FUN FACT: The plaintiffs are incarcerated at ... Pleasant Valley Prison.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Terrible governor, almost as horrible as Sarah Failin but at least he didn't quit on his constituents

201 days ago
2.

spader    

I'd like to reserve judgement until I know what crimes they committed.

201 days ago
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Suxtobehim    

Love the use of Alcatraz in the shot

201 days ago
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Snarkster    

Everyone who has lived in the Central Valley of California or near Yuma, Arizona, has been exposed to Valley Fever. Sometimes the sypmtoms are very mild flu-like symptoms. Sometimes they are much worse.

201 days ago
5.

billy    

Everybody has a right

201 days ago
6.

Blue Lake    

Cali? CALI??? Cali's in Colombia, you idiots. Get a freaking map. Calif. is the short-cut for California, but no one but a total moron would say Cali.

201 days ago
7.

daneeechan    

Who

201 days ago
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daneeechan    

Cares

201 days ago
9.

FiendVinny    

Not me, let them rot.

201 days ago
10.

daneeechan    

ObamaCare will save you.......NOT

201 days ago
11.

JFO    

How can you sue for something you're already receiving???? They get free medical, dental and vision from the state already. They have a better healthcare plan than most, if not all, law abiding citizens. What a joke.

201 days ago
12.

sevotery    

Somehow inmates I think you need to be speaking to Karma about this one. She is a bitch and she hates you just like the rest of California. They can stick their stupid lawsuit and hurry up and kark it already.

201 days ago
13.

m    

Tmz please stay in your lane. This is a political story. This is about a former governors policy, not the actors latest scandal. It has no business in an entertainment rag. And FYI, there is nothing funny about people dying from disease. Haha, they died in a place called pleasant valley. Hilarious.

201 days ago
14.

ariesalyson    

Sounds painful!

201 days ago
15.

Chris    

Move death row to there. We don't execute here, so maybe we can lose a few this way.

201 days ago
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