September 2, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 2/14/2013

"They’re not interested in anything else, they just want the kosher diet."

-- Chaplain Gary Friedman, chairman of Jewish Prisoner Services International

Many Jewish inmates adhering to kosher diet standards have not had an ideal transition when it comes to food service in prison. Kosher meals have been a hot topic at prison’s throughout the country, as some states have banned them or placed heavy restrictions on who can be served a kosher meal.

After five years without the option for kosher meals, Florida has reversed its decision and will begin serving kosher meals again throughout all state prisons, although an official date has not been given.

The Florida Department of Corrections cited many reasons for ending the Jewish Dietary Accommodation Program back in 2007, including fairness to other faiths as well as cost. Kosher meals were not the only meals to be “shelved” in the state — halal meals were also not provided to Muslim inmates.

Read more at Correctional News.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Disney's Hoop-Dee-Doo still serving up laughs, dinner after 40 years
Disney's Hoop-Dee-Doo still serving up laughs, dinner after 40 years

The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue will mark its 40th anniversary this week after more than 37,000 dinner-show performances at Pioneer Hall, tucked away in Disney's Fort Wilderness campground.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Is it time to cash out of stocks?

  • Yes
  • Maybe - need to understand market dynamics better
  • No

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe