Monday, July 1, 2019

Wicomico County Jail problems 1943

Prices Put Hole In Sheriff's Pockets

Sheriff Roy Brewington has found that rising prices have punched holes in his pants pockets as he tries to feed prisoners on the 40 cents per day provided him by law for each prisoner.

The jail diet includes scrapple, baloney, molasses, dried beans, peas, black-eyed peas, and hominy. He has been unable to get beef for his usual Sunday dinner. "I had to substitute chicken once and did that cost me," he said. 

Just one headache has been ended. The bread slicing ban has been lifted so he can buy sliced bread for the 16 to 35 prisoners. Bread is served with all meals. Coffee once a day.

Above from the Salisbury Times 23 March 1943

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