How is the food in prison?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Prison Consultant Ed Bales discusses what the food is like in prison.

    Ed Bales

    Ed Bales is the Managing Director of Federal Prison Consultants, LLC. He has 25 years of related experience. He was a Practice Administrator for a law practice for many years and has developed cutting edge strategies to assist Defendants, Inmates and Attorneys with pre and post sentencing strategies and Federal and State prison advocacy. He has been featured on National and International Broadcasts for both Television and Radio. He is also referenced in several books and Nationally based newspapers as a noted Prison Expert.


    Federal Prison Consultants, LLC is a full service Federal and State prison and sentencing consulting and advocacy firm. The combined experience on staff contains over 200 years of Criminal Justice, Paralegal, Psychological and Advocate experience.

    Host: How is the food in prison?

    Ed Bales: Food in prison is usually pretty bland. It's usually like going to a horrible restaurant. However, there are sections that you may find appetizing like the salad bar. If you are at the federal system you have much better food than you do in a state system. But you will find that there are certain parts that you will like, certain parts that you won't like. You will access to commissary, you will be able to buy your own food. Many places, you will have access to Microwave Owens. You will find that most cases it's a hit or miss, usually. You may have a good meal one day and a bad meal the next day and it's just the luck of the draw.