Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Disciplinary ‘Nutraloaf,’ Cruel and Unusual, or Just Gross?

Ever wonder what the bad inmates eat in prison? Many prisons in the U.S. use a food called Nutraloaf, Nutri-Loaf, prison loaf, disciplinary loaf, confinement loaf, special management meal, or just: The Loaf. It seems that this punishment food is essentially as healthy as it is unpalatable, tasting so bad that some call its use cruel and unusual.

PHOTOS: New Iranian Finger Cutting Machine

The Iranian government has released photos of its all-new finger guillotine, or have they? Some argue that the photographs are merely a scare tactic. This newfangled implement of the Iranian justice system will supposedly be used to carry out sentences of finger amputation in accordance with Iran’s interpretation of Sharia law.

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