Phoenix food cart Prison Pies inspires ASU student’s

“When you view Television shows about jail, it’s all about the fights,” mentioned John Avila, owner of Prison Pies food stand. “They never ever speak about our foodstuff.” 

A lot like outside, meals connects men and women inside of to each individual other and to reminiscences, he said. When he was very first incarcerated in 2002 at age 21 for a DUI, Avila found himself lacking the taste of dwelling. When an individual created him jail tamales using elements bought at the commissary, he was stunned at the consolation it introduced him. 

Incarcerated men and women have turn into vocal about the poor top quality of the food items in Arizona prisons over the last several many years, according to an posting in Prison Legal News. In March, a lot more than 100 prisoners at the point out jail in Florence held a hunger strike in protest of what they referred to as inedible foodstuff and unsanitary conditions. In November 2020, incarcerated folks who work in the kitchens at the Eyman, Lewis and Yuma point out prisons claimed they were compelled to provide expired meat to their fellow inmates, resulting in foodborne sicknesses.