10/30/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Nutraloaf: A Tasteless Punishment For Cook County Inmates

Inmates at Cook County Jail are allowed three privileges: television, books, and food. The staff has no compunction about denying its most difficult residents either of the first two, but under the Constitution, correctional facilities can't withhold food. Nothing in the Eighth Amendment, however, says the food has to taste good.

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