Building A Better Thug?

Incensed over muscle-bound ex-cons, Milwaukee wants to ban pumping iron among its prisoners

INMATES AT THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY House of Correction still talk about Big Amp, a legend who bench-pressed 460 lbs. last June, setting a new prison record. Big Amp is back on the streets, but he has lots of wannabes back at the prison's large gym, which is equipped with dozens of assorted free weights and two Universal machines. Among his admirers: Jarmaine Maggit, 23, who is serving 14 months for battery. When Maggit arrived last May, he could bench only 135 lbs. Now he's up to 325 lbs., earning a spot on a wall chart listing members of the 300-lb. club...

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