June 3, 2017, 11:00 am – June 4, 2017, 4:30 pm
Prison Food Weekend: Nutraloaf from around the U.S.
Eastern State Penitentiary brings back its popular Prison Food Weekend, with a focus in 2017 on Nutraloaf, the “food product” issued as punishment in many American prisons. Courts have generally upheld the rights of prisons to punish inmates with these diets, but the practice remains controversial.
Visitors to the historic site can sample Nutraloaf created using the official recipes from five U.S. states. They can then record their thoughts on a tasting card and decide for themselves whether serving Nutraloaf is a form of cruel and unusual punishment.
Prison Food Weekend activities are available from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm each day, included with admission. Tickets are available online or at the door, subject to availability.