Illinois Cutting Sunday Breakfast for Prisoners
Cuts expected to save about $2.5 million in the upcoming fiscal year
Published at 8:19 AM CDT on Apr 20, 2012 | Updated at 8:54 AM CDT on Apr 20, 2012
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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