Some of the workers in Miro Unit grow vegetables in the prison garden for the local Womens Refuge .
However , the Refuge office has closed for the holidays and the lettuces are going to seed .
I asked the Unit Manager if inmates could eat the lettuce rather than let it go to waste .
He said “No . Head Office won’t allow inmates to eat their own produce without nationwide consultation .”
He’d agreed to a similar request in another unit last year & been reprimanded for it by Head Office.
It’s disappointing for me in particular , as I haven’t tasted lettuce for 14 years .
Lettuce & tomato will top my list for taste treats when I’m released ( hopefully) next month .
Arthur Taylor is TDBs Prisoner Rights blogger currently inside prison.