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Jail Food Cutbacks

Mealtime is not what it used to be at Florida's Polk County Jail.

The sheriff there has cut out peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches, juice, caffeinated drinks, chocolate milk, coffee and tea.

Now inmates are eating bean soup, crackers and whatever meat is the cheapest that day, such as a thin slice of bologna.

In place of all the fancy drinks, inmates now get water.

"I submit to you water is a wonderful beverage. It's good for them, and it saves the taxpayers money," said Sheriff Grady Judd

The sheriff says the menu changes will save taxpayers about $160,000 a year.

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