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Ohio Urban Sheriff Changing Jail Menus For Savings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Prisoners in one of Ohio's largest counties will no longer enjoy cabbage rolls and stuffed peppers with meals as the sheriff prepares a more austere menu to save money.

WCMH-TV reports Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott anticipates $500,000 in savings by cutting the cost of the average meal from $1.01 to $0.82.

The county, which includes Columbus, spent about $2.5 million in 2010 on food alone.

The savings will come from cutting more expensive items, such as cabbage rolls, and eliminating seconds on meat.

Inmates also will have to pay for their own coffee, and the prison plans on making its own spaghetti meals instead of buying them pre-packaged.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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