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Lawmakers get a 'food loaf' for lunch

This is one lunch lawmakers didn't expect. A week ago, the Senate Criminal Justice Appropriations Committee asked the Department of Corrections about "food loafs," the indeterminate food product given misbehaving inmates or those on special diets. State Sen. Arthenia Joyner questioned it's nutritional value.

So this week DOC's Richard Prudom brought two loaves for the committee to sample. "Are you going to share the loaf," Joyner asked committee Chairman Sen. Victor Crist, as the paper bag sat in front of him and began fermenting the room.

As he passed it Sen. Frederica Wilson asked: "What's in it?"

Crist responded: "I'll let you figure it out."

After taking a sniff, Joyner wasn't keen. "I smelled it and I wasn't happy," she said. "I haven't decided if I'm going to try it."

Want to know the ingredients so you can eat like an inmate?

The ingredients: canned carrots, canned spinach, dried beans, vegetable oil, tomato paste, water, dried grits and rolled oats.

It's baked at 325 degrees for 40 minutes and it produces a 1 1/2 pound loaf.

It's per day nutritional value (from three loaves a day): is 3250 calories, 121 grams of protein, 78 grams of fat and 540 grams ofcholestorol.


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this is a great read.. i m always concious regarding the nutritional values of food when eating..

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78 grams of fat? How much vegetable oil do they put in that? That's disgusting. I wouldn't feed that to animals. And they give that to "misbehaving inmates?" That's almost like a form of torture. The prison's health care costs would increase from eating this on a regular basis. If you want to torture them by denying them proper edible food, just give them bread and water. It's healthier than that loaf.


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