This week on Feast Yr Ears, host Harry Rosenblum is in studio with Alysia Santo of The Marshall Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization covering America's criminal justice system. Talking about her writing and research on the prison food system, there is little consistency in regulations for feeding inmates and much of the quality and frequency of meals is dependent on budget. Inmates are entitled to three meals a day that are nutritious, unfortunately this is not always adhered to. After the break, Guillermo Rodriguez of the Carnegie Hill Institute discusses his time spent in prison as a cook and spares no detail in recalling his experiences, including his thoughts on prison wine or "hooch."
"Replacing meat with soy products - that has been a popular change because its cheaper." [10:15]
--Alysia Santo on Feast Yr Ears
"If the inmate is not allowed to take part in the meal, he's not receiving the proper nutritional content he's entitled to." [22:30]
--Guillermo Rodriguez on Feast Yr Ears