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2021-03-03 10:52:44 AM  
"Consider eating ground-up gym mat with a little bit of seasoning," Alexander Roth, 34, said about a typical meal at a county jail.

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2021-03-03 11:12:48 AM  
It could be worse.  They could be in Alabama, where the people running the jails get to literally steal the prison food budget.
 
2021-03-03 1:20:08 PM  
Remember kids, before you decide to break the law:

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2021-03-03 1:41:04 PM  
Having prisoners grow a large portion of their own food just seems like such a no-brainer. Cut costs, give prisoners something productive and rewarding to do and vastly improve nutrition.

Plus, since most prisons are out in the middle of nowhere, its not like the land would be hard to come by.
 
2021-03-03 2:05:18 PM  
Prison farms aren't exactly a new concept, they've been used for non-violent offenders for a at least a few centuries.
 
2021-03-03 2:15:51 PM  
What's really sad is that Nutriloaf has no real nutria in it.
 
2021-03-03 3:32:54 PM  
Agriculture, animal husbandry, and self sufficiency in general are good life skills.
 
2021-03-03 4:09:24 PM  

robodog: Prison farms aren't exactly a new concept, they've been used for non-violent offenders for a at least a few centuries.


Parchman Farm Prison imprisoned thousands of violent convicts on prison farms. Working in the fields was the default punishment, the worst behaved prisoners would get sent to the cells after killing or raping other prisoners. Parchman Farm operated at a profit every year, except during the Great Depression.
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It was also instrumental in perpetuating White Supremacy in Mississippi. Vagrancy laws and racist judges and juries disproportionately sentenced African Americans to long sentences for mild offenses, and profited from it, particularly when leasing out convict labor.
https://innocenceproject.org/parchman​-​farm-prison-mississippi-history/
 
2021-03-03 9:33:28 PM  
I shop exclusively at the prison stand at my local farmers market. They have the rudest vegetables.
 
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