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Arkplayer Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 09:03 AM
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86. 165 Degrees
Health codes require food be cooked to 165 degrees to kill bacteria, not served at 165 degrees.

No winnable lawsuit here, much ado about nothing.

"State prison rules say inmates are entitled to two hot meals a day - but it's up to prison officials to decide how hot is hot enough, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday."

"Margulies said prison records indicated that meals served to the security unit are reheated to between 110 and 120 degrees, close to the ideal level for hot food, and generally served 10 to 20 minutes later, though the wait can be longer in unusual circumstances. Even if a meal sometimes arrives lukewarm or cold, she said, the records suggest that this is the exception, not the rule."

"About 1,100 inmates are held in security housing because of their crimes, prison conduct or gang affiliations. The inmates aren't allowed in the prison cafeteria but get their meals in trays through a port in their cell doors."

Not directed at you, junofeb, but way too much hyperbole from many here about abuse and maltreatment of prisoners in this instance.

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