Illinois Cutting Sunday Breakfast for Prisoners

Cuts expected to save about $2.5 million in the upcoming fiscal year

Friday, Apr 20, 2012  |  Updated 8:54 AM CDT
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Illinois Cutting Sunday Breakfast for Prisoners

AP

Corrections Director Tony Godinez told Illinois House members this week the move will save about $2.5 million in the upcoming fiscal year.

The Illinois Department of Corrections plans to save money by offering prison inmates brunch on Sundays.

The Bloomington Pantagraph reports the department plans to serve a combination of breakfast and lunch instead of serving two separate meals.

Corrections Director Tony Godinez told Illinois House members this week the move will save about $2.5 million in the upcoming fiscal year.

Godinez says many inmates already skip breakfast on Sunday and that wastes food and the time of prison kitchen workers.

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