Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:21

Ohio Prison System Enters New Dairy Deal

It does a body good, despite whether that body is incarcerated or not.

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has entered a contract with four Ohio dairy farms, worth $2.6 million, to provide roughly 1.3 million gallons of milk for inmates per year.

Prior to the deal, the Ohio prison system had their own farms that were maintained day-to-day by prisoners, but sold roughly 1,000 cows and closed those farms. The announcement was unexpected as a $9 million plan to improve prison farms was in its final stages. 

A spokesman for the prison system in Ohio says the farms were closed due to security concerns and because the practice of training and preparing inmates for farming jobs is outdated.

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