Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Jail House Cooking, Day Five: Prison Pad Thai Son

This week, Crime Library is cooking recipes created by inmates. Most of the involve creative uses of Ramen noodles, potato chips and other dry goods. Today, we made a back-to-basics version of Pad Thai.

Jail House Cooking, Day Three: Bomb Chino

This week, Crime Library will be cooking recipes created by inmates. Most of the involve creative uses of Ramen noodles. Today, we made Bomb Chino, a comfort food made by wrapping wet potato chips in a towel.

Jail House Cooking, Day Two: A Dish Called ‘Break’

This week, Crime Library will be cooking recipes created by inmates. Most of the dishes involve creative uses of Ramen noodles. Today, we present a dish called “Break,” which involves soaking Doritos in hot water.

Jail House Cooking, Day One: Sweet and Spicy Coke Ramen

This week, Crime Library will be cooking recipes created by inmates. Most of the involve creative uses of Ramen noodles. Today, we present a dish called “Sweet and Spicy Coke Ramen,” which sounds pretty much like what it is.

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.

Summer Fun: Luncheon at the Prison Served by Inmates

The Northwest Correctional Center in Concord, Mass., offers each day at its restaurant the Fife and Drum a generous lunch, but unlike Prison Cafeteria in Japan’s Abashiri Prison, which serves to the public the same food that the inmates eat, the Fife and Drum offers down-home American fare, prepared and served by actual inmates.

Summer Fun: Japanese ‘Prison Cafeteria’ Food of Abashiri Prison

Prison food isn’t just for prisoners anymore, at least not in the cafeteria at the prison in Abashirishi, Japan, where anyone can go to experience reasonably-priced, authentic prison fare without the bother of first being convicted of something.

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