Food in prison is okay sometimes and horrible most times. The setting is like a cafeteria setting, most like what you see in movies. There’s usually a grim looking prisoner passing out the food that resembles the stained clothes that he wears. It’s always a condemned building smell in the chow halls. Best is to ignore the smell.


I wrote about my times in the kitchen as a worker. I’ve been a cook, pot washer, trey washer, line server and commissary worker. The kitchen is horrible because everyone is scratching around in the hopes of finding something to steal and take back to the pods. Yeah, I call them nut sandwiches because you have to bag the food in bread sacks and tuck them under your balls to avoid butt naked shakedowns. And yes, every sandwich sells.

Derrick L. Griffin, 12-07-2021