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Prisoners at Toronto detention centre go on hunger strike

Connoisseurs of penitentiary cuisine may be interested in knowing that the East Toronto Detention Centre in Scarborough has been getting some rather poor reviews of late. The critics—300 of the detention centre’s inmates—are so appalled with the food that they are going on hunger strike. They claim that fruits and vegetables are a rarity and that chicken is served only about once a month. In addition to complaining about the poor quality of the food, prisoners also say the portions are too small. One prisoner even told the Star that he knows the food could be better because he’s been in many different jails and has had better grub. Looks like we were misinformed—being a wise guy doesn’t get you better meals in prison.

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