OKLAHOMA CITY --The Department of Corrections' strategy seems to be slowing the spread of the COVID-19 inside state prisons, an advocate said …
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Oklahoma spends less than a dollar per meal on average feeding prisoners in the state correctional system. While Department of Corrections spokesman Justin Wolf says prison food provides adequate nutrition and menus are approved by a dietician, meals are frequently stacked with starches like bread, oats, beans and rice as filler, according to interviews with former and current prisoners and family members.
It was the kind of weekend inmates, guards and their loved ones fear.
Nearly half of the prisoners at Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center, a men’s prison in Vinita, have tested positive for COVID-19.
As of Monday, there were 202 confirmed cases at the prison.
The prison housed about 410 inmates as of Monday.