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July 25, 2016

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.

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