Thus, early in July, the commissioner of Connecticut’s prison system, Scott Semple, declared that his department will be taking over the health care of inmates throughout the state. The commissioner has promised both sweeping reform as well as drastically improved results.Read more
While the freedom of religion stretches behind prison walls, some inmates are taking advantage of the system.
Prisoners across the country are falsely claiming the Jewish faith in order to have access to a kosher diet, which they believe is a safer and better-tasting meal option.Read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio — State inmates began receiving one fewer meal per day on weekends and holidays, beginning in August, but the cost-savings initiative will not reduce the amount of food served to inmates, according to corrections officials.
Under the plan, inmates at the state’s 32 prisons receive brunch instead of breakfast and lunch. The brunch plan delivers the same amount of food as the out-going three-meal system.
“The brunch meal plan was a result of a joint labor and management cost savings committee,” says JoEllen Culp, prisons spokeswoman.Read more