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In the Media: A Foodie Look at Early Prison Food

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Curious about what early prison food was like? This 3:43 minute video from Zagat’s “Bizarre Bites: Prison Food Taste Tests” takes viewers on a brief tour of American prison food from the 1830’s to the present day.

The clip takes place at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia and includes some great shots of prison cells and kitchen facilities from this historic prison. It also explains how food can be used as punishment!

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  1. Al Baker wrote:

    Anthony, I just stumbled onto your book “Bound with an Iron Chain.” I have only read the first bit, but it certainly looks good. I did my PhD in Ancient Christian History at St Andrews in Scotland and while there made several visits to castle ruins where the English imprisoned Scots. So much of our history is being neglected and we are being led down a dangerous ahistorical road in the USA right now. Has your book had any scholarly attention? Reviews by scholars? If so, please point me to them. I am not dubious of your work; I just need to do a bit of due diligence. Thank you for your time.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 9:27 am | Permalink

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