Jailhouse grub gets a bum rap had all sorts of gems:
Inmates must have a minimum of 15 minutes to eat and in some jails are permitted to chow down in front of the television—just like home.
The state also dictates that violent or problem inmates be served the dreaded “disciplinary loaf,” which is designed to be eaten without utensils.
At all jails, select inmates do the cooking along with the staff. But it only stands to reason that the jail in a city known for its culinary prowess would also turn out some pretty good chefs. Michael Buffington, who was released from custody in San Francisco in 1992 after a conviction for cocaine possession and driving under the influence, went on to work in some of the world’s most famous kitchens and later opened his own catering company.