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Prisons' pork decision angers Ohio pig farmers



Published: Wed, October 5, 2011 @ 3:18 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s pork farmers and processors are vowing to fight the state’s decision to remove pork from prison menus in response to a lawsuit by Muslim inmates.

Dick Isler, executive director of the Ohio Pork Producers Council, says the news is especially disappointing because his group fought to have pork placed back on the menu in 2009.

The state eliminated pork even though the inmates’ lawsuit involves the preparation of nonpork meats such as beef, according to Islamic law.

JoEllen Smith, spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, said today that removing pork eliminates the possibility of pork coming into contact with other foods during preparation.

The Ohio Justice and Policy Center, which is suing on behalf of two inmates, says the decision won’t stop the lawsuit.


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1Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

"COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s pork farmers and processors are vowing to fight the state’s decision to remove pork from prison menus in response to a lawsuit by Muslim inmates."

Ah those feisty Muslims . Let's put goat on the menu just for them . . ..

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2Traveler(606 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Dont want to eat pork how about just bread and water

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3Suzey(6 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

They can have an alternative menu,here are the choices
#1-Take it
#2=Leave it.
Starve if you want to.Fact is you're a criminal,so eat what they give you,or starve!

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4oldmillspice(160 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Another fine example of the 99% controlled by the 1%. People are finally getting fed up with the powers that be in this country.

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5Lifes2Short(3878 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Really?

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6Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

RULE #1 : The Muslims can do no wrong .

RULE #2 : When in doubt see RULE #1 .

When they can choose their menu in prison is there any doubt that they are taking over ?

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7oldmillspice(160 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Amen fellas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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