A graph of food costs for prisoners in Florida ($2.32), in California ($2.45) and for the average American ($8.12).

Data Source: The Prison Index (2003), page 29. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2003)

For an in depth look, see our 2017 article Food for thought: Prison food is a public health problem. We discuss a recent report from Washington that provides new evidence that prison food is not just gross, it is often nutritionally inadequate.

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