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It's criminal that provincial inmates in Ontario are alloted more money a day for their jailhouse cuisine than sick patients receive in hospitals, health experts say.
Prisoners at the Metro Toronto West Detention Centre are each granted $11.02 a day for food.
Hospital patients don't receive as much -- at St. Michael's the budget for a patient's food is $8.07 a day, for hospitals in the University Health Network it is $6.50 a day, and at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre it is $7.
Originally posted by intrepid
I know that the gov't has to serve inmates nutritional meals but damn, people suffering in the hospital deserve better.
Originally posted by GeneralT.
Why can we not just get things right anymore?
Sheriff Joe Arpaio (in Arizona) who created the "tent city jail":
He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.
He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights. Cut off all but "G" movies.
He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects.
Then he started chain gangs for women so he wouldn't get sued for discrimination.
He took away cable TV until he found out there was a federal court order that required cable TV for jails. So he hooked up the cable TV again only let in the Disney channel and the weather channel.
When asked why the weather channel he replied, so they will know how hot it's gonna be while they are working on my chain gangs.
He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional value.
When the inmates complained, he told them, "This isn't the Ritz/Carlton. If you don't like it, don't come back."
He bought Newt Gingrich' lecture series on videotape that he pipes into the jails.
When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the first place.