Sunday, October 23, 2011

Food for Thought...

Last month Texas stopped providing requested last meals to prisoners prior to execution.  This was prompted by death row inmate, Russell Brewer, who ordered an elaborate last meal and then, in an act of defiance (or maybe he just wasn't hungry anymore) did not eat anything prepared.  Now, death row prisoners will receive the same meal as the rest of the prisoners as their last.

According to the New York Times, in a bid to further cut costs some Texas Prisons have resorted to not providing lunch on weekends to prisoners.  That's fine, though at some point there is sure to be a constitutional challenge and civil rights lawsuit.  And there will be undoubtedly be a further division even in the prison population between the classes - those who have money on their books and those who do not.