posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:28 PM
There are a lot of misconceptions here concerning what prison is like. Yes, prisoners receive three balanced meals a day (with an option to purchase
extra food from a weekly list with money in their account from working for pennies an hour or sent in by family). This food isn't some gourmet
cooking. Sure, the menu says salsbury steak with brownie, vegetable and potato. This food barely fills you up. The food is low grade. The meat is
the scraps they cut off of meat they sell you in the supermarket. The fruit is often rotten, bread served with animal nibbles. 3-4 men are housed in
a cell made for 2. 4 people sharing one toilet (with no curtain or privacy to take a crap, a foot away from where you roomates heads are when they
sleep). These rooms aren't cleaned by some maid service but my the inmates themselves, who are allowed to clean once or twice a week. In fact,
maximum prisons allow you to shower 3 times a week, a change of clothes just as often.
I am not asking for anyone to sympathesize for those incarcerated but to be realistic. It's easy to jump on the "they don't need this/that"
bandwagon, but sit down and take one minute to actually think about this. Many of you act as if everyone incarcerated was guilty, or deserve to be in
prison to begin with. An armed robber and a guy who owes back child support go to the same prisons.