A prisoner was a porter in the Royal Hatcheries on Jaconda. The Chamberlain brought him to Mestor and revealed that a routine search had found the prisoner had stolen vegetables from the Royal Hatcheries.
The prisoner protested that his family was starving but Mestor condemned him to death for the theft and killed him by inducing embolism. Mestor then ordered the body put in cold storage so the carcass could be used to feed the Jacondan slaves. (TV: The Twin Dilemma)