The food in prison varies from inmate to inmate, based on the meals that their family members are able to bring them. There are also options for inmates who don’t want what is being served. For example, the lunch menu might include a pork chop with gravy or meatloaf with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob. Your mom can bring you whatever she thinks would be good for you but there are certain things that aren’t allowed because they could be used as weapons or other contraband items inside of a cell block.
Prison inmates get fed three times a day, starting with breakfast at 5:00 am.
Breakfasts are served at 5 am, lunch at 9:45 am and dinner a few hours later at 4 pm. Each inmate gets a tray with two pieces of bread and an entrée such as meat loaf or chicken rice casserole. For dessert, inmates can choose between fruit cocktail or vanilla pudding.
Prisoners get the same food every day because they can’t afford to pay extra money for special meals that are higher quality and healthier than what is offered at the prison cafeteria.
Each inmate is given a tray on which are two pieces of bread and an entrée.
Each inmate is given a tray on which are two pieces of bread and an entrée. The entrées are usually hot dogs, sloppy joes or canned peaches (yes, you read that right). The inmates also get a vegetable and fruit (usually applesauce) for their meal.
Inmates are allowed to keep the prison trays 8 hours after dinner has been served, at which point they will be collected from their cell and thrown away.
The entrées are served with a vegetable and fruit.
The entrées are served with a vegetable and fruit. Vegetables may be served as a side dish or dessert. The menu also includes bread, which is not considered a meal item. After the main course has been consumed, prisoners are offered other foods, such as fruit juice or soft drinks.
An average tray can be as simple as a grilled cheese sandwich, canned fruit and a banana but can also include hot dogs, sloppy joe and canned peaches.
You may be wondering what exactly is on the menu at prison. Well, it depends on where you are and who’s serving it. Generally speaking, the food is not gourmet; it was made in a factory by someone who doesn’t have to worry about making sure it’s fresh or tasty (or even hot). In fact, most of the time you won’t even know what specific food item you’re eating until after you’ve eaten it.
It also varies greatly from prison to prison as well as between different parts of one prison complex. Some states have contracts with private companies that provide meals to their prisoners while other prisons prepare their own meals using local ingredients purchased through state funds or donations from outside entities such as charities or churches.
An average tray can be as simple as a grilled cheese sandwich, canned fruit and a banana but can also include hot dogs, sloppy joe and canned peaches
The lunch menu is similar to that of the breakfast menu except there is only one entrée instead of two.
The lunch menu is similar to that of the breakfast menu except there is only one entrée instead of two. Lunch is served at 9:45 am and dinner at 4 pm. Lunch and dinner are usually more of the same, but sometimes they will offer a salad with pizza or cheeseburgers, sandwiches, or burritos.
Lunch is served at 9:45 am and dinner is served at 4 pm.
Lunch is served at 9:45 am, and dinner is served at 4 pm. Breakfast is served at 5 am.
The lunch-dinner meal consists of two sandwiches with cheese, one pastry or dessert item (like a cookie), fruit, and milk or juice.
Dinner meals are usually more of the same, but sometimes they will offer a salad with pizza or cheeseburgers, sandwiches, or burritos.
You might think that dinner meals are more of the same, but sometimes they offer a salad with pizza or cheeseburgers, sandwiches, or burritos. The food is not gourmet and it doesn’t taste very good either because everything is pre-cooked and reheated in a microwave.
However, if you’re lucky enough to be able to buy items from the commissary (see below), you can make yourself some decent meals at night when everyone else is asleep in their cells.
It definitely isn’t gourmet food.
If you’re imagining a feast of steak and lobster, think again. The food served in prison is not gourmet by any means; it’s not even fresh!
Inmates can choose between the “chow line” or the “mess line,” but both serve the same dishes. Inmates are given three meals a day. Breakfast usually consists of grits, cold cereal, or oatmeal with powdered milk (no fresh fruits or vegetables). Lunch has meat like chicken breasts that may have been frozen for months before being cooked into bland casseroles with canned vegetables and potatoes. Dinner isn’t much better—the main course is usually boiled cabbage with carrots and corn on the cob for sides. The dessert? A slice of angel food cake with margarine spread on top!
We hope that you have a better understanding of prison food now. It’s not exactly gourmet, but it gets the job done. We also hope that we have been able to put your mind at ease when thinking about what happens behind bars. As long as you follow the rules and obey all orders given by the guards, there shouldn’t be much trouble getting through your sentence with minimal discomfort.