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Inmate meal prices double at county jail

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 factory there for four w...


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