Inmate meal prices double at county jail
Last updated 4/14/2022 at 12:43pm
DAVENPORT—Feeding inmates at Lincoln County Jail has cost the county more than double what it previously did following prison lockdowns in Airway Heights and a change of meal suppliers.
A regular dinner meal, which previously cost $1.85 per serving, is up to $4 per serving, according to county E-911 coordinator Jo Gilchrist.
“We were spending between $560 and $585 a week prior,” Gilchrist said. “That’s now over $1,000.”
Correctional Industries business development manager John Kirk pointed to a COVID-19 outbreak at Airway Heights Corrections Center that closed the food factor...