The food is as you'd imagine, it's pretty basic. There are inmates that come out super skinny but others can gain significant weight becasue they serve a lot of starches - they're very cost effective buying in bulk (rice, wheat, corn). There is a minimum calorie standard that they use to create the meal plans. The quality of the food is related to the budget they work with. Federal has the biggest budget and the best food. The misnomer is that the food stuffs are provided but it's up to the inmates working the kitchen shifts to create tasty meals for their compadres.
Accepted Answer Date Created: September 01,2016