Joe Arpaio’s 55 Cent Thanksgiving Meal For Inmates
Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is spending a penny less this year per inmate for their Thanksgiving meal. The cost of the meal this year adds up to 55 cents per prisoner.
[su_center_ad]Like last year, prisoners will be feasting on a 24-cent vegetarian turkey soy casserole.
For a side dish, prisoners will get one cup of mashed potatoes which will cost 11 cents.
The other dishes include:
Glazed carrots, 1 cup, 6 cents
Cranberry sauce (donated), 2 ounces
Fresh fruit, 4 ounces, 8 cents
Brownie parfait (donated), 1 cup
Dinner roll, 1 each, 4 cents
Margarine, 2 each 2 cents
That totals 55 cents.
In September of 2013, Arpaio implemented a vegetarian diet for inmates in order to save $100,000 on food costs for prisoners.
Then in March he announced plans to charge inmates $1 for their meals.
“Everybody else has to pay for their food, why should [inmates] get freebies?” Arpaio said.
Last year’s menu:
Thanksgiving menu is all set! Hope the inmates give thanks for this special meal being served in the jails tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/3L5vcWX8Jc
— Joe Arpaio (@RealSheriffJoe) November 27, 2013
When you sit down for your Thanksgiving meal tomorrow, be grateful for the little things – because you’d never get them on Apraio’s watch.
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