Brunch is more to taste for lags
STAR: Ronnie in Porridge PRISON chiefs have re-branded lunch by calling it brunch to make it more appealing to lags.
The idea has been brought in at Chelmsford jail in Essex where Porridge, starring Ronnie Barker, was filmed.
Many inmates hardly eat any lunch, or just soggy sandwiches, and live off items from the prison tuck shop.
Brunch is believed to include baguettes, sandwiches, cheese on toast, pancake rolls, quiche, scrambled eggs on toast, omelette and sausage rolls.
They are then given a hot dinner, often fish and chips, curry, shepherd’s pie or a range of vegetarian, vegan and halal dishes.
An inspector’s report revealed that the new brunch was very popular.
But a prison source said that re-branding lunch was “daft and just a way to try and make it more appealing to prisoners”.
He said: “Lunch in prisons is often a sad, soggy state of affairs.
“The sandwiches are cold and soggy, which is quite a hard thing to achieve and the baguettes are usually more like truncheons.”
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