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Florida inmates wage a food fight
by Doug Smith
Gone are the days when prisoners were given just bread and water behind bars. These days, inmates are served a variety of foods, but some are requesting a special diet to accommodate their religious beliefs.
"It's a very frustrating issue," said Senator Rob Bradley, who chairs the Appropriations Sub-Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice, which oversees the budget for the Department of Corrections.
Florida is now under federal court order to offer kosher meals to Jewish inmates -- which Bradley says will really add up.
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