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Texas Prisons Have Stopped Serving Weekend Lunches (1166 hits)

After outlawing special last-meal requests for prisoners on death row, the Texas prison system has now gone one better: They're outlawing meals, period, for everyone.

Since April, the New York Times reports, inmates have not been provided lunches on Saturdays and Sundays.

It's a cost-cutting measure: an effort to trim $2.8 million in food-related expenses from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's 2011 budget, which makes up just a small part of the state's multi-billion-dollar budget shortfall. They've made other changes elsewhere — say powdered milk instead of actual milk, or sliced white bread instead of hamburger buns. The practice is already in effect in Ohio and Arizona prisons; Georgia goes further, serving two meals per day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The American Correctional Association recommendations state inmates should receive three meals per day, seven days a week. But Daron Hall, the president of the ACA, has no problem with Texas's new policy:

"In the economic climate we're in, you're asked to do some creative and inventive things."

John Whitmire, the Democratic state senator whose kvetching led to the last-meal ban, said this:

"If they don't like the menu, don't come there in the first place."

Gee, that's sympathetic. We commend his self-restraint in not suggesting they give the TDCJ a bad review on Yelp, then proceeding to devour an entire rotisserie chicken with his bare hands just inches away from a hungry inmate's grasp.
Posted By: anita moore
Friday, October 21st 2011 at 3:49PM
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Reality check it is, I don't know how you do it sis. I've been in this little hick time for too long and its coming to an end. My son got his diploma and I've got to leave. Because he has a car, a job and is in college the cops are on the hunt, but I'll be damned if I see my child get into trouble because of his color. I'm sick of this prejudice and racial divided city, so its time to move on.
The GOP's clearly don't give a darn about us, our rights etc, so we have to make our own way. I don't believe we need them, but we do need a even playing ground and clearly its not the case.
I need to be where I can help to make a difference, and that's clearly not here.



Saturday, October 22nd 2011 at 8:43AM
anita moore

anita, I pray I am not off subject

and dearest irma

I am a little old and a terrible user of technology; BUT i have Read that Prisons were made to hold and rehabilitate lawBreakers, communityDestroyers, and other taxPayer parasites of civilized American Life.

I sometimes notice some of these prisoners come to back to Society, with large muscles and attempt to bully Society even more.

i would VOTE for any politician that recommended; we Americans reduce the National deficit by reducing meals to ALL prisoners:

to one a day or every other day; of BEAN soup(bsNOI would supply the Meals).

This would reduce the size of the muscleBullies, so that even an old guy like me can still whip one of these societyParasites----

This would reduce the s*xual urges of these gayMeFelons that spread HIV-AIDS virus to the largest growing infected community in America, africanAmerican females.

This would allow them; while incarcerated to READ more and get educated.....




Saturday, October 22nd 2011 at 1:04PM
powell robert
@Brother Robert, Yes prisons were made to hold and rehabilitate, and I agree with locking up and throwing away the key on some of them, but look at statistics. 1/3 of the prisoners shouldn’t be in prison anyway and rehab is a useless word in prison. That time spent on the yard should be spent in rehab, so I agree with you on that. They have too many privileges, but they have to have a release or they turn on each other and the officers, so what do you suggest, lock them up like animals? Some of those guys come out of prison 20 years later having been found to not have even committed crimes they were convicted for in the first place. They were simply set up by the system in which they live.
Yes those wicked, horrible people who have indeed committed a crime shouldn’t be given certain privileges, but food is not one of them.
Ex: If they committed a s*x crime, they took something precious from someone, they should have something taken from them, if you know what I mean. There’s no place on earth for them.
Not feeding them does not reduce the deficit. Whether its told or not, prisoners contribute to society in a lot of different ways. Corporations make huge profits off of prisoners daily like Victoria’s Secret, Walmart, Costco, Dell, the military (uniforms & belts), and the list goes on and on and they get paid pennies, so slave labor is still in effect. Those jobs should be given to these people who need jobs, but that’s the world in which we live. The rich continue to rape the poor. Did I go off topic? Sorry, I get carried away sometimes. I’m just saying though!
Saturday, October 22nd 2011 at 2:26PM
anita moore

i believe i have stated before that the negro woman is the criminals best advocate.

no, any negro that is out on the street, de*****ating his community, not being a responsible American citizen----should be in jail

hell, even i, if accused ---- and if i lost the adversarial court sillyLaw; i probably could be sent to prison.

this is our life in America, the innocent MUST prove they are innocent---once a trial and jury is presented, the Representatives of the LAW know YOU are GUILTY---so this 1/3 number you sassay around HAS to be misleading..............

no, most of those negros have stolen, assaulted, sold or used illegal drugs, driven cars illegally and irma, I am not saying anything against gays, above, i am saying that most negros that have the thug life, mentality, and can be in prison any second of any day; do this lifestyle because they are REALLY gay and want society to believe their lying derrerriers...................again, 1 bowl of beanSoup every day----give the contract to farrakhanMadoof noi2011(it would be the only legal thing they have done in 37 years........




Saturday, October 22nd 2011 at 7:48PM
powell robert


anita,

last week a jury in Mississippi; sorry Minnesota;

convicted two poorAfricanAmerican mother and grandmother of sending food and clothing to starving and clothless eastAfricans(about $8000 worth)

The eastAfricans have been hit by 7 years of Drought, internal strife, invasion and bombing from theAir............. and granny and mother took time out of their nurseCaring for another grandmother to help railThin, stomach protruding, redHair Humans on the doorstep of disease and death-----

these caringWomen face 196 YEARS in jail at their sentencing............

and you worry about a bunch of THUGS getting Ripped in Prison...........

jenFad needs to do a nurseCaring story for you.............

Monday, October 24th 2011 at 7:03PM
powell robert
@Robert, You said “the innocent MUST prove they are innocent”, and that is not the law. It is innocent until proven guilty supposedly, but that is not the case for African Americans. I don’t need to spout off statistics, because you see it everyday in the news. Your thinking is way out in left park and I only come to one conclusion as to why, but I’ll leave that alone and let everyone else come with their own deduction.
Your story regarding the poor African mother and grandmother is a disgrace within itself and justifies my reasoning. You can’t get a fair shake if you are African american anything and don’t have to finances to back yourself up, say like an OJ, but there are also rail thing, stomach protruding humans right here in the US on the septs of disease and death who deserve assistance also. I’ll be sure to pray for those sister’s.
Sorry but you chose the wrong person to suggest to me a caring story as we don’t agree on much. I have my own stories, as I visit hospitals and certain areas with my mom, whom I might add is a missionary pastor. As a matter of fact she is laying a young mother to rest today who lost her battle to cancer, so please don’t preach to me. I see these things close up and personal.
Anyway's I went off subject again. How can you rehab someone when you've trained him to be an animal. Do you believe that the human being who has made mistakes cannot change? If all society thought as you do, the prisons would be double what they currently are, and that would be a shame!
Tuesday, October 25th 2011 at 9:46AM
anita moore

anita

in my days of old, one could make mistakes--------BIG ONES

americans of europeanDecent thought that americans of african slave descent could not THINK, be educated or play baseball?

but 2011, and since 1985, the COMPUTER controls mistakes and records them for ETERNITY..............

my father even told me, "you better get more than a high school diploma, cause computers will take over most of our lives."

so if Parents since 1985 have not been teaching their children to be upright and educated---those Parents should be arrested for childAbuse.

(Computers can read my mail from Space and hear my conversations in the shower),

So AMerican that in 2011 ------ thinks they can live Decadent, Ghetto Lives with Freedom, they should be arrested and lose their Freedom---in my opinion.


Wednesday, October 26th 2011 at 10:35PM
powell robert
Sorry guys, I didn't read my post prior to posting and I have some mistypes etc, but I think you guys get my drift.
Anywho, @Brother Robert you have the right to your own opinion. I just hope you and society in general would maintain an open mind and open heart to people who have done something stupid in the heat of the moment, forgive and help in their rehab, after all who can throw the first stone and What would Jesus, God, Allah, Buddha, etc do? , and I'll end this by saying Peace and Blessings!
Thursday, October 27th 2011 at 9:30AM
anita moore
Letstry this litle piece of reality check...who is it we say are th emajority in prisons?

tx. like Ca. and Fl. are states with thre strikes laws...Tx. and Fl. save money by executing rther than spend years paying of appeals, at on time Fl. as Ca. is doing allowed prison inmates to walk free in fl even murders serving life sentances were set free, they said over crowing and we never even looked at how mcuh it was savin gon food, clothings, health care , ect...actually as always all was done was to point fingers and play the usual plame game...but, with the governor of Tx. running for presidnet on a ticket of don't provide for any needs of America or Americans...

I promise you, we an't seen notin yet...example, Ca. releasing prisons now is costing hundreds of thousands of jobs...and by the way have you noticed how the vice-president's messag of less polcie more crime got turned agains thim?????

ONLY IN AMERICA.( OH AND WITH THE RELEASE OF PRISON INMATES COMES THE HIGHER RATE OF LAID OFF POLICE, BUT WHO CARES?!?) (NUP)

THANKS AS BLOGS LIKE THESE SOULD ET US THINKIN GLOCALLY AS OUR TOWN COULD BE NEXT TO BE OVER RUN WITH REAL AND TRUE CRIMINALS OF ALL FLAVORS...OUR AREA HAS BEEN A PRISON DUMPING GROUND FOR YEARS BECAUSE IT IS A SMALL TOWN...NO A TINY TOWN. LOL!!! OH AND FULL OF CONSERVATIVES AND SEGRAGATED TO BOOT...
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
Anita, what I do and what you do are the exact thing...which is making sure our children and their children are protected by any means necessary. Keep up the good works. lov ya and thanks endlessly. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
@robert, EDUCATE!!!EDUCATE!!!EDUCATE!!!

1. SCAMS IN PRISON HAS MADE MANY $MILLIONAIRS.
2. INMATES IN PRISON IN CA. HAVE THER FOODS CATERED IN.
3. GAYS, RAISE THEIR CHILDREN TO BE POSITIVE CITIZENS JUST LIKE HEMSELVES AND EVE MORE IMPORTANT GAYS TEACH LIKE THEMSELVES THEIR CHILDREN TO TREAT OTHERS LIKE THEY WANT TO BE TREATED OR IN OTHER WORDS TO RESPECT ALL HUMAN BEINGS FOR BEING HUMAN BEINGS AND NOT TO HATE, FEAR YOUR FALLOW MAN ON SAY SO WITH GETTING TO KNOW THEM...

OR INOTHER WORDS ROBERT TO HAVE THEMUNLEARN ," A-L-L BLACKS ARE ALIKE" (SMILE)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
This is one thing I love about my home state...it says and proves taht you are in their prison to do your time given by the courts...there is no revolving door for the inmates in prison there.the worst of our criminals just go in and out like clock work and now in Ca. you can commit crimes like breaking into homes, assaults, stealing cars, ROBBERY and not even fear being sent to jail, because our jails are now filled up with prison inmates housing them there tat use to be warehoused in our prisons...

THREE STIRKES ALWAYS MAKE THE POLITICIANS LOOK GOOD AND SAYING THEY ARE ON THE JOB...BUT ALL PRISONS HAVE LIMITED SPACE TO PUT BODIES...OR... D-U-H!!! (NUP)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
@robert, please do in the spirit of all blacks are not alike and try to add to your resorces information about the Black 50 year old male just with the help of the Innocent Project and DNA has been let out of prison that he was sentenced to thirty years ago today deemmed as he always have said in innocent of the crime of rape for which he was given a life sentence for...

and then plese read my next blog called sharing my NDB practice. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
Going off topic my sister in spirit...but this is an AP article, ...COUPLE IN YUBA COUNTY JAIL AFTER THREE-STATE KILLING SPREE- slayings suspect released early dispite violent record by Nigel Duara and is about something that happened in my samll Ca. city...

these two wee stopped on the side of a highway for the female to streach and was noticed by a local polise who just wanted toknow if hey needed any help andin checking found they were wanted...BOTH ARE white supremest doing their work to save and protect America...

the guy David "joey" Pedersen 31 has spent most of half of his life in and out of prison and so has his girl friend spent time in prison.his not so serious as to warrent only short prison time have been from hitting a prison gurad with a hot iorn to threatening to kill a federal judge...after being let out of prsson in May 24 on time for good behavior for being put i solitary for attacking a prison guard he and his girl friend have killedhis father and stepmother...an orgon teen to steal his car and one other person since being in CA. He has been charged with 68 incidents in 14 years of prison life and got out once again in Or. on good behavior...and, no robert he is not muscle bound either... (smile)

Oh, the arrest here of these two was made last week th eAP has picked it up boecause of the killing spree...
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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