20 Organizations Planting the Seeds for Food Justice in Prisons
Date:  09-21-2018

The World Health Organization claims nutritious food in prison can help with rehabilitation and resettlement
From foodtank:

Prisons and other organizations around the world are creating and implementing sustainable food programs to bring better nutrition to incarcerated people. Many inmates do not receive proper nutrition, with some facilities rationing meals on less than US$1.20 per day.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that food “not only affects physical and mental health,” but is also key to an inmate’s successful rehabilitation and resettlement upon release. Recognizing this, many organizations and correctional facilities are striving to create a stronger and more sustainable food system among prison populations, which totaled more than 10.35 million globally in 2016, according to the World Prison Brief.

Food sustainability in prisons can help inmates receive more nutritious food, learn about sustainable agricultural practices, and obtain vocational training experiences that can help them integrate back into society. A 2016 study from Arcadia University notes that prisoners in the United States who participate in farm-based vocational training increase their likelihood of finding employment upon release—and decrease the chance of recidivism by 20 percent. Continue reading >>>