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Texas prisons no longer serving weekend lunches to cut costs

Liz Goodwin
The Lookout

Some prisons in Texas have stopped serving lunch to inmates in Texas to try to shave off $2.8 million in food expenses. "About 23,000 inmates in 36 prisons are eating two meals a day on Saturdays and Sundays instead of three," The New York Times reports. The state cut special-request "last meals" for death row prisoners last month.

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