prison

crime

Inside the Fine Dining Restaurant Housed in a Colombian Prison

Restaurante Interno at San Diego District Jail in Cartagena provides female inmates with the skills and experience needed to secure a job when they are released.
Naomi Larsson
9.17.18
Ramen

This Formerly Incarcerated Chef Is Making Healthier Ramen for Prison Commissaries

"God came to me and said, 'I want you to do this ramen.'”
Lauren Rothman
8.30.18
prison

This Classically Trained Chef Makes Prison Food Taste Less Like Punishment

"I'm sort of a gastronomic social worker."
Lars Roest-Madsen
5.3.18
MARIJUANA

Prison Worker Arrested for Trying to Sneak Drug-Stuffed Burrito into Jail

There are smarter, decidedly less sketchy ways to combine your loves of weed and Mexican food.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.14.17
hunger strike

Israel Claims a Palestinian Hunger Strike Leader Secretly Ate Cookies

A video of the alleged snacking comes only a few weeks after members of Israel's far right taunted prisoners with a barbecue cookout.
Alex Swerdloff
5.9.17
immigrants

Immigration Detainees in California Were Given Rancid Meat While in Custody

Department of Homeland Security inspections have revealed that two Orange County facilities served rotten cold cuts to those detained for their immigration status.
Alex Swerdloff
3.10.17
prison

MUNCHIES Presents: A Night at InGalera

In this MUNCHIES special, we head to Milan's Bollate jail to visit a critically acclaimed restaurant located inside a medium-security prison.
Munchies Staff
1.18.17
seafood

How-To: BBQ Salmon with Prodigy

Prodigy from Mobb Deep visits the MUNCHIES Test Kitchen to enlighten us on how to cook barbecue salmon as if you were in prison.
Prodigy Prodigy
10.12.16
prison food

British Prison Food Is So Bad It’s Causing Riots

According to a new report from HM Inspectorate of Prisons, just 29 percent of inmates describe the meals they receive as "good"—and it's leading to violence.
Phoebe Hurst
9.8.16
prison food

Why Ramen Noodles Have Become the Most Popular Currency in US Jails

While conducting interviews with inmates at an unnamed state prison, University of Arizona sociologist Michael Gibson-Light found that instant noodles had actually surpassed tobacco as the “most prized currency” at the prison.
Nick Rose
8.24.16
Jail food

What It's Like to Eat Some of the Worst Prison Food in America

During my seven-month stay in a county jail, I experienced a culinary horror show at the hands of Aramark, a private contractor that has been slammed with accusations of serving rotten and maggot-infested food in prisons across the US.
Stephen Katz
7.27.16
farming

An Urban Farm Is Teaching Ex-Offenders to Grow Salad Leaves

After recovering from his own addiction problems, Steve Glover set up the Severn Project, an urban farm located on the outskirts of Bristol employing people from socially excluded demographics.
Maya Oppenheim
10.22.15
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