This story ran on the AP wire this morning:
“Florida jail limits menu to save money
BARTOW, Fla. – Inmates at one central Florida jail won’t be eating quite as well thanks to budget cuts.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced Wednesday that inmates will no longer get chocolate milk, coffee and juice as he strives to cut $200,000 from the jail budget.
Guests of the county will also get frozen egg patties for breakfast instead of fresh eggs and just one piece of bread instead of two. Peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches are also off the menu and fresh milk will give way to the powdered stuff. The jail has already substituted crackers for cornbread.
Jail officials made the changes with the help of a dietitian.
Judd says if inmates want fancier fare, “they need to behave, quit violating the law, and stay out of the county jail.” “
I am sorry but I don’t see this as a problem. These people are in JAIL !! They should not be eating better than I am living in the free world and playing by all the rules. It really gets to me when people start complaining about prisoners not being treated fair because they don’t get to watch a fight or something on pay-per-view. They are lucky that I am not in charge because they wouldn’t have TV time if I was. They also wouldn’t be spending hours outside playing basketball in the yard with their prison buddies. They would be in their cell reading or washing laundry/dishes or something not fun. I mean I think reading is fun, but many people especially the kind in jail usually don’t think so. It should be all about the punishment and not about do they get to watch the WWE on TV on pay-per-view.