Trying to rid a prison of hooch is an ongoing battle for prison staff. Inmates steal food from the kitchen or buy the ingredients from the commissary and they hide the fermenting liquid in laundry rooms, in mattresses, in lockerboxes, even in the rafters. As many inmates enter prison with a concurrent substance abuse problem, completely stopping the hooch problem is probably a fantasy. At the same time, it has an effect on prison management as drunken inmates may be more likely to start fights or disobey prison rules, and it also can have health effects – in this article, botulism.
UT: Botulism Outbreak Tied To Contaminated Prison Hooch