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Food As Punishment: Giving U.S. Inmates ‘The Loaf’ Persists

Food As Punishment: Giving U.S. Inmates ‘The Loaf’ Persists

| January 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

In many prisons and jails across the U.S., a bland, brownish lump is served to inmates who misbehave. Law enforcement officials say it’s not that bad, and it’s a very effective deterrent. But the practice is starting to fade as more prisoners argue that the loaf is cruel and unusual punishment.

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