Kitchen and Food
This kitchen might look pretty clean, but a second look will show you roach and rodent infestations. Rat feces cover the areas where the out dated cans of food are stored. The kitchen is staffed mostly by inmates. These women are often forced to serve food that was “leftover” or saved from a previous meal. In most cases, this doesn’t sound bad, until you find out that this food was not properly stored, and often times left uncovered overnight. This results in reports of sour food, insect droppings and even maggots being found in the food.
In a letter we recently received a woman reports
“ Today at dinner, I watch L_____ pick 3 maggots out of her potatoes, throw them on the ground, and then eat the potatoes. I felt sick and as I stood to take my tray to the trash, I asked her how she could eat after that. She said she was starving, and it’s food.” -H
Another woman sent this;
“On December 11, the kitchen served sour beans for lunch. The beans were left over from the night before’s dinner. When I received my restricted diet Vegan tray, I could smell the sour beans right away. When I said something to Ms. Colson (the kitchen supervisor), she took a spoon and told another inmate taste the spoiled beans. The woman eat the beans and said they “tasted bad”. Ms Colson then looked at me and said, “Don’t like them, Don’t eat them.”
And in a 3rd letter, a woman stated “I am through trying to eat the food in the kitchen. It’s not worth the energy wasted to eat watered down food and be forced to choke down sour milk. Every week it’s the same thing, at least 3 days a week the milk is bad in the morning. I’ve found bugs in my food, and the dishes are always dirty. Plus, you can never trust anything that the inmates do in the kitchen. My bunkie’s girlfriend got angry with someone and poured bleach into the tea that is served to everyone. Then a few months ago, one kitchen worker took a used tampon and placed it on someones tray under their food…The staff does nothing.They crack jokes about the stuff we have to eat.” – C
Not only is the food bad, they often don’t have enough to feed all the women housed at Pulaski. The menu for this facility provides enough food for just over 900 people, while the facility actually houses well over 1100. The result is 1/2 sized serving and watered down meals. Georgia also tries to save money by denying prisoners lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Thankfully, those who are lucky enough to receive money for commissary have alternative food options. The choices on the commissary food list are little more than junk food, but it’s better than nothing. Nothing is what most inmates are subjected to if they complain about the conditions of the food served in the dining hall.
Currently, Ky is receiving money for commissary, but there was a time when he was not getting financial support. In the first year that he was at Pulaski, Ky lost over 60 pounds. That might sound great for someone who is overweight, but any Doctor will tell you that starvation is a dangerous way to lose weight.
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