GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Lettuce eat!

By   /   January 10, 2019  /   4 Comments

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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 .


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. 

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4 Comments

  1. James says:

    I haven’t tasted lettuce for 14 years

    The heck?

  2. Michelle says:

    Now how bloody stupid is this they cant eat the lettuce they grew it has to be signed of our justice/corrections system is one of the worst

  3. TRAIN TO NOWHERE says:

    Bureaucratic bullshit abounds within the Corrections system. It’s one of the reasons why the whole jail concept is in the state it is.
    A staff member I knew some years ago (who was a qualified electrician) told me he wasn’t allowed to change a fluorescent light tube because if he did he’d be reprimanded and that the ‘contracted’ electrician had to make a special trip of about 50 km to come in and do it.


 
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