Many Texas Prisons Have Stopped Serving Lunch On Weekends To Reduce Costs

Last month, Texas decided to stop the practice of giving death row prisoners last meals of their choice. Now the New York Times reports that many Texas prisons have enacted another punitive cost-cutting measure: ending lunch on weekends. “Thousands on inmates in the Texas prison system have been eating fewer meals since April after officials stopped serving lunch on the weekends in some prisons as a way to cut food-service costs. About 23,000 inmates in 36 prisons are eating two meals a day on Saturdays and Sundays instead of three.”