Saturday, October 07, 2006

From the 'Tough Shit' files...

Families Claim Prisoners Being Starved

"...The Corrections Department is defending itself against allegations it is starving prisoners. Prisoners' families are saying their relatives behind bars are not being looked after properly, and are overcharged for standard grocery items..."


The meals are nutritionally adequate and not particularly appealing, which is as it should be. You certainly won't starve on them, nor will you put on weight.

They are quite like hospital food, but without dessert.

They can buy through the canteen system, but most of course spend their allocation on smokes.

There are a hell of a lot of people in NZ, especially our old folks that don't get three balanced meals a day.

Sympathy- It's in the dictionary between 'Shit' and 'Syphylis'


Murray said...

I'd give the slightest shit more if the government didn't spend twice to three times as much on feeding prisoners as it does on feeding servicemen.

I once cut all the fat off my "roast beef". There was just enough meat left to make a sandwich and a good sized pile of fat.

The Orderly Officer was at a loss as to what to do when one soldier actually dared to respond in the negative when he asked if everything was ok.

Nothing like eatting crap food when you're trying to operate above the snow line.

Oswald Bastable said...

Feed the inmate on date expired tins of Pooles- jus tlike we had to eat...

Murray said...

I understand it's not legal to give that stuff to humans.

Infantry yes, child rapists no.

My green hat keeps me warm.