I was wondering today how many vegetarians go to prison, and what they eat when they are there. I have found vegetarians to be less likely to own a gun, and to have a greater desire to solve problems with their brains…I started to think about the standard American diet, and what percentage of those incarcerated in the USA are vegetarian or vegan…or even just trying to maintain their health while imprisoned.
I didn’t search long enough to find a chart with the statistic, but my search did lead me to an article entitled, “Vegan Diet Impacts California Prison" with amazing stats about a Private Prison in CA which offered prisoners a choice between a regular CA Prison Diet, or a Vegan Diet. 85% of the prisoners chose the vegan option, and there was a noticeable difference in their behavior and in their health. The private prison had an astoundingly low recidivism rate of 2%, while elsewhere in CA, the rate was 85%!
"In testimonials, inmates asserted that the surprisingly good-tasting food led them to feel better, have greater energy, increased stamina and reduced problems with acne. Indeed the effectiveness of a vegan vegetarian diet in rehabilitation has been scientifically validated."
Pretty amazing, huh?
P.S. Unfortunately, there was another issue involving phone calls that caused California to cancel their contract with the Moreland Prison Facility:
"Once operational, this facility saw remarkable results for seven years, before a dispute over inmate phone revenue led the State of California to cancel their contract with Mooreland."
Read entire article: “Vegan Diet Impacts California Prison”
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2012) — On the heels of successfully passing a resolution calling on Congress to amend the Constitution to overturn the Citizens United decision, three California Assemblymen are championing a resolution that goes one step further.
Assemblyman Michael Allen (D-Sonoma County), Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), and Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) have filed Assembly Joint Resolution 32. If passed, this resolution — the first of its kind — will start the process of the States calling for a constitutional convention, which would be limited to amending the Constitution to limit corporate personhood and declare that money does not constitute speech and can be democratically limited.
This landmark resolution is scheduled for a public hearing on May 1st before the California State Assembly Judiciary Committee. Please email and call the members of the Committee on Monday, April 30th to make sure they know you support Assembly Joint Resolution 32 and how important it is to the future of our democracy. We are also asking supporters to attend the public hearing and show their support on Tuesday at 8 a.m. in the State Capitol, Room 4202.
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