Prison Dairies Provide Milk and Eggs for Those Behind Bars

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When Lisa Morehouse was reporting in a Central Valley prison a few years ago she was surprised to find a henhouse on the premises. She discovered that roughly 6% of California’s inmates work in food production while behind bars. Their work ranges from coffee roasting to almond farming to milk production.

In this story she takes us behind bars to meet the men who who gather eggs and milk the cows in California prisons.

Credits

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Gillian Ferguson, Laryl Garcia