Stay out of jail if you don't like the food – Collins

Dean Wickliffe is having a sook and a whinge about the crap food he got in the pokey when he served time for murder.

Corrections Minister Judith Collins has a message for the long-term prisoner who is demanding healthier menus: “stay out of jail if you don’t like the food”.

Dean Wickliffe, one of New Zealand’s longest-serving inmates, wrote to Corrections boss Ray Smith asking for greater variety of more affordable and healthy food for purchase in prisons.

But Collins said: ”If he was so worried about the food in prison, he had choices in his life.

”One of them was to not commit crime to end up in prison for long stretches. Hopefully before committing any other crimes, he would like to remember the food he found so boring and tasteless.”

Dean Wickliffe has forgotten that he was in prison for a long time not a good time. Wickliffe should be thankful he spent time here and not in the US where they have Nutraloaf.

There are many different recipes which include a range of food, from vegetables, fruit, meat, and bread or other grains. Some versions may be?vegetarian or completely?vegan. The ingredients are blended and baked into a solid?loaf form. In some institutions it has no fixed recipe but is simply the regular prison meal (including drink) blended together. In one common version, it is made from a mixture of wheat bread, non-dairy cheese, various vegetables, and mixed with vegetable oil, tomato paste, powdered milk and dehydrated potato flakes. Prisoners do not need utensils to eat it, and it is generally served on a piece of paper, rather than a tray.

In fact I just bet that Judith Collins will now ask Corrections to implement Nutraloaf nationwide at all prisons. It has been tested legally of course:

In April 2010, Sheriff?Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County Arizona won a federal judgment for the constitutionality of nutraloaf.