Inmates will no longer be served bacon, pork chops, pork links, ham and all other pork products in federal prison.
Why exactly? Well, apparently inmates don’t like bacon.
“Why keep pushing food that people don’t want to eat?” prison bureau spokesman Edmond Ross told the Post, presumably with a straight face. “Pork has been the lowest-rated food by inmates for several years.”
Inmates can still obtain precooked bacon and packaged pork rinds at the prison commissary, according to the Post, assuming they have the means to pay for it.
Naturally, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is thrilled with the decision.
“In general we welcome the change because it’s facilitating the accommodation of Muslim inmates,’ said CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper. “We hope it’s not an indication of an increasing number of Muslims in the prison system.”
The nation’s pork producers, on the other hand, who first learned of the ban on Monday when contacted by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for comment, are not as pleased.
“I find it hard to believe that a survey would have found a majority of any population saying, ‘No thanks, I don’t want any bacon,’” National Pork Producers Council spokesman Dave Warner told the Post.
“We’re going to find out how this came about and go from there,” Warner added. “We wouldn’t rule out any options to resolve this.”
Are we really supposed to believe this doesn’t have anything to do with appeasing Muslims? Give us a break Obama.
- apparently inmates don’t like bacon. http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/10/10/obama-admin-bans-pork-products-from-federal-prisons-youll-be-furious-when-you-hear-why-262065