$5.41 per inmate per day: Bad food, small portions fueling prison tensions, federal watchdog finds


November 1, 2017

Canada's prison watchdog says small portions and inferior quality food are driving heightened tensions and a black market economy behind bars.

In his annual report to Parliament, Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger said spending cuts in 2014 resulted in a fixed daily food budget of $5.41 per inmate.



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