OH: State looks to private vendor to feed inmates

In a move to reduce costs in response to projected budget restrictions, both adult and juvenile prison systems in Ohio are looking to privatize their food service.  The adult system actually tried this in the past at a few institutions with disastrous results and then they reverted back to state service.  So…let’s hope that doesn’t happen again.

For the adult system, this isn’t going to change too much because the food is pretty basic (don’t pay any attention to the pretty pictures in the article).  For the juveniles, though, the food is actually really good and the move to privatize can only negatively affect it.

Further, as the union president says, the food in a prison is nothing to trifle with.  It sounds trivial to your average outsider, but poor food has caused riots.

Read the article here.

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