You Won't Believe What Food NSW Prisoners Are Eating
It's been revealed that the state’s 13,000 inmates currently in prison spent a whopping $25 million on groceries last year.
(Who knew there was that much money to be made while you're doing time?)
Corrective Services NSW gives inmates money for only basic food and clothing, but they can buy items using their wages or money deposited into their account by families and friends on the outside.
Inmates’ weekly wages range from $24.60 up to $70.55 and they can spend up to $100 per week on food items and $100 per month on other items, like clothing and toiletries.
And what exactly were the most popular items to purchase when you can't just nip out to your local Aldi's for supplies whenever you want?
The top purchases at NSW correctional centres in 2017 were:
1.Singapore noodles – 413,980 packets;
2.Tinned tuna in oil – 411,403 tins;
3.Orange drink powder – 408,190 sachets;
4.Cola-flavoured soft drink – 310,304 cans; and
5.Hot and spicy noodles – 327,320 packets.
So it appears oodles of noodles are our prisoners fave food to eat...we thought they'd be ordering a cake with a nail-file baked inside it...!