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“While never known for culinary excellence, prison food has managed to get even worse in recent years. According to a report by Impact Justice, spending on meals behind bars plummeted as mass incarceration put pressure on state correctional systems to reduce costs…”

“‘Budget cuts and stagnant spending have led to fewer hot meals, smaller portions, lower-quality protein, fewer fresh fruits and vegetables, and more ultra-processed foods, as well as poorly equipped and ill-supervised kitchens that further compromise quality,’ the Impact Justice report states.

Prisons’ penny-pinching coincided with a trend of outsourcing food service operations to the private sector. Impact Justice reports that at least 15 states have privatized some aspect of correctional food service to corporations like Aramark and Trinity.”

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