Good food nourishes and sustains the body. It connects us through shared meals, expanding and strengthening the web of relationships on which we depend. Yet a positive relationship with food, so elemental to the human condition and vital to health, is denied every day to people in prison.
Impact Justice’s forthcoming six-part report, Eating Behind Bars: Ending the Hidden Punishment of Food in Prison, which will be released starting Dec. 2, illuminates how dehumanizing the prison food experience is, and the lasting physical and psychological effects that impact not only individuals but also families, communities, and society as a whole.
Join us for a virtual conversation that explores the prison eating environment and its profound impacts on physical and emotional health, the relationship between food and trauma, and how we can begin creating healthier practices. Featuring Anti Recidivism Coalition’s Executive Director and Impact Justice board member, Sam Lewis, and Leslie Soble, Impact Justice Research Fellow and lead author of our Eating Behind Bars report. The event will be moderated by Aishatu Yusuf, Impact Justice’s Director of Innovation Programs.