Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News

Cost of holiday meal for MCSO inmates keep rising

PHOENIX Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says costs keep skyrocketing for Thanksgiving meals served to 8,500 jail inmates.

Arpaio says that due to the nationwide increase in food production cost and delivery surcharges, daily meals that once cost 22 cents each now cost 63 cents. That's a 186 percent increase.

He says the Thanksgiving meal for inmates will cost 68 cents apiece this year. Arpaio says that's a 750 percent increase from meals that cost 8 cents apiece years ago.

This year's Thanksgiving meal for inmates consists of sliced turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli, a roll with butter, and a brownie for dessert.

Arpaio says his staff has long been creative in finding low cost food items from across the country to offset the cost of inmate meals to taxpayers.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

CenturyLink Give-A-Thon for PCH Give-A-Thon for PCH

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

About the Author


Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News