25 December 2020 16:34
British prisoners will tuck into roast turkey, mince pies and other tasty treats for Christmas dinner. A Freedom of Information request to HMP Liverpool, HMP Altcourse and HMP Berwyn found each facility offering a festive menu to lags. Inmates can enjoy vegetarian, vegan and Halal options, with a 'buffet style' experience at HMP Berwyn over Christmas, the Liverpool Echo reports. The jail is offering special extras such as a meat and potato pasty, chicken pakora and cheese and tomato pizzas, alongside the traditional roast turkey dinner. While in HMP Liverpool, the Christmas menu options include mince pie, Christmas pudding and cheese burgers.
HMP Liverpool is a category B/C prison in Walton, which has previously served up Koka noodles, a sweet chilli doner meat wrap and Quorn burgers, over Christmas. The Ministry of Justice responded to the ECHO's freedom of information request by providing the menu, stating in their response: "Meals in prisons over Christmas and New Year are paid for from within the existing budget and at no extra cost to the taxpayer. "The cost for each prisoner's meal per day at HMP Liverpool is £2.35." The daily allowance for food has gone up from £2.15 per day to £2.35 this year. All served with chips, beans and fresh fruit or a chocolate muffin Roast turkey, chipolata sausage, bacon roll sage and onion stuffing and gravy Halal roast chicken, small sausage sage and onion stuffing and gravy Poached white fish with cheese sauce Served with roast potatoes, carrots, Brussel sprouts, and Christmas pudding with vanilla sauce and mince pie With individual fruit cheesecake and Christmas cake, satsuma and packet of crisps Spicy chilli chicken ciabatta (halal) Halal burger in a bun with onions Spicy chicken pitta pizza (halal) Served with chips and spaghetti and fresh fruit with cake slice and custard Sausage barm (halal suitable) Roast chicken leg, sage & onion stuffing, yorks pud and gravy Oven roasted white fish with tomato sauce Served with roast potatoes, carrots, green beans, bread roll and margarine and christmas fruit muffin custard (vegans: fruit cocktail) The Ministry of Justice informed the ECHO that HMP Berwyn will be using a different menu to last year, to reflect the results from a survey conducted in the prison. Meals paid for within the existing budget for prisoner meals in the financial year and cost £2.03 per day. The menu states: "On Christmas day, boxing day & new years day the evening meal will be a buffet style meal with cold cuts of meat, sausage rolls, pork pie and vegetarian/vegan/halal alternatives. Battered chicken burger on a bun (halal) Sausage roll salad box Cheese burger on a bun Prisoners pick one of the above to be served with chips, baked beans, ginger biscuit and Christmas muffin. Christmas Day breakfast Served with boiled egg, baked beans, hash brown and bread roll Christmas Day lunch Roast turkey, chipolata roll, sage and onion stuffing and gravy Halal roast chicken, mini chicken sausage, sage and onion stuffing and gravy Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and gravy Grilled white fish with cheese and tomato All served with roast potatoes, carrots, sprouts and Christmas pudding with white sauce. Christmas Day tea Halal chicken mayonnaise baguette, cheese and onion pasty, onion bhaji and mint sauce/chili sauce Ham and tomato baguette, cheese and onion pasty, onion bhaji and mint sauce/chili sauce Served with can of Coke, Mars Bar, Christmas cake, satsuma, packet of crisps and mince pie Halal roast chicken portion with chasseur sauce Roast chicken portion with chasseur sauce Served with roast potatoes, garden peas and chocolate doughnut Boxing Day tea Egg and cress baguette, veg sausage roll, veg samosa and chilli tomato dip/mint sauce Halal beef and red onion baguette, halal corned beef pasty, chicken samosa and chilli tomato dip/mint sauce Chicken & stuffing baguette, sausage roll, chicken samosa and chilli tomato dip/mint sauce Served with can of Coke, Snickers, packet of crisp and genoa cake New Years Eve lunch Chicken mayonnaise baguette Cheese, onion and mayonnaise baguette Tuna and tomato pasta salad box Served with crisps, fruit and biscuit New Years Eve tea Chilli chicken and onion baguette Cheese and tomato pizza Served with chips, baked beans, piece of fresh fruit and flapjack New Years Day breakfast Served with boiled egg, spaghetti in tomato sauce, hashbrown, bread roll New Years Day lunch Half roast chicken leg sage and onion stuffing and gravy Halal roast chicken leg and breast sage and onion stuffing and gravy Traditional roast pork with apple sauce, yorkshire pudding and gravy Served with roast potatoes, carrots, bread roll and apple and Christmas fruit muffin with custard or vegan fruit cocktail New Years Day tea Cheese and tomato baguette, vegetable slice, vegetable pakora and garlic mayo/chilli dip Halal chicken and sweetcorn baguette, halal beef slice, chicken pakora and garlic mayo/chilli dip Roast pork and salad baguette, meat & potato pasty, chicken pakora and garlic mayo/chilli dip All served with can of Coke, Kit Kat, packet of crisp, iced Christmas bun The Ministry of Justice was unable to comply with the ECHO's freedom of information request asking for the Christmas menu at HMP Altcourse as they do not hold the information