Saturday | January 11, 2003
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RICHMOND, Va. - In these lean budget times, even inmates must do some belt tightening.
Starting Jan. 18, Virginia state prisons will serve just two meals a day on weekends and holidays.
"The main reason is budget considerations," said Corrections Department spokesman Larry Traylor. "It's going to save us money on weekends."
The inmates will get a mid-morning brunch instead of breakfast. "That way they can sleep in," Traylor said.
Corrections Department officials are also weighing a plan to grind the corpses of deceased prisoners up into hamburger, which could then be fed to other inmates. But Traylor said that idea was on hold for now.
"We're still not sure if it's cost effective," he said.
BillmonPosted January 11, 2003 09:14 AM | Comments (5)