Sunday, July 22, 2007
Prisoners at the Metro Toronto West Detention Centre are each granted $11.02 a day for food.
Hospital patients don't receive as much -- at St. Michael's the budget for a patient's food is $8.07 a day, for hospitals in the University Health Network it is $6.50 a day, and at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre it is $7.
The public relations department at The Hospital for Sick Children refused to disclose how much is spent for a patient's food, which is budgeted by individual hospitals.
Stewart McGetrick, with the ministry of public safety and correctional services, says jails need the $11.02 a day per prisoner to meet the nutritional standards set by the province.
Check out the menus:
- Tomato soup
- Grilled cheese sandwich
- Raw vegetables
- 60 grams of hot sliced roast beef
- 200 ml of potato salad
- 250 ml of spinach salad
- Two slices of bread with margarine
- A piece of fruit
- A beverage
Better to be in prison than in the hospital.
posted by Sydney on 7/22/2007 06:38:00 PM 1 comments
Well, better to EAT in prison anyway . . .
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