At a prison in Maine, residents tend a garden that produces much of the facility’s food. Advocates say it’s a good way to avoid the unhealthy diets served at other prisons and teach useful skills.
SCOTT DETROW, HOST:
Food served in prisons and jails is notoriously dreadful. Picture mystery meat drenched with dull gravy with a heavy reliance on overly processed starch. One advocacy group has identified an exception to this trend, though – Maine’s Mountain View Correctional Center. From Maine Public Radio, Susan Sharon has more.
SUSAN SHARON, BYLINE: Studies show that prison diets are often lacking in nutrition,