Thursday, March 09, 2006

Peas Porridge Not

Instead, it's one day old cold breakfasts for England's criminal class:

Porridge is disappearing from the breakfast menus of Britain's prisons, much to the disgust of inmates.

Instead of the staple fare immortalised in the late Ronnie Barker's TV series, many prisoners are now served up a 27p pack, containing cereal, bread, jam, tea or coffee and UHT milk.

...."Breakfast packs are generally unpopular with prisoners and some catering staff because of their perceived frugal content," says the NAO report published today.

"They were introduced so that some staff could be released from preparing, supervising and serving breakfast and because cooked breakfasts are no longer part of contemporary eating habits in the wider community."

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