Chapter 4. Prisons

  1. Maria Cross and
  2. Barbara MacDonald

Published Online: 12 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301663.ch4

Nutrition in Institutions

Nutrition in Institutions

How to Cite

Cross, M. and MacDonald, B. (2008) Prisons, in Nutrition in Institutions, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301663.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405121255

Online ISBN: 9781444301663

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Keywords:

  • prison population;
  • history of prison food in 19th century and Victorian era (1837–1901);
  • food today - pre-select system;
  • catering standards;
  • expenditure, procurement and staffing;
  • monitoring standards;
  • nutritional adequacy and meeting standards;
  • Good practice - Northern Ireland;
  • diet, nutrition and criminal behaviour

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The prison population

  • History of prison food

  • Food today

  • Catering standards

  • Expenditure, procurement and staffing

  • Monitoring standards

  • Nutritional adequacy and meeting standards

  • Good practice

  • What prisoners choose to eat, and what they know about healthy eating

  • The prison shop

  • The health of people in prison

  • Diet, nutrition and criminal behaviour

  • Prisons worldwide

  • Discussion and conclusion