This morning's NPR news has a feature on a new method of prisoner discipline being practiced at a maximum security prison in Baltimore. It is the dreaded LOAF -- check this out! They give the recipe, too.
Very good recipe . I worked for a county jail system when I was young and we had somthing very similar . They were for the prisoners who had commited offenses bad enough to land them in the hole ( SOLITARY ) . If I remember right it was dried beans ,
grated carrots , a little rice , raisins , powdered milk and bread .
We put this all in a roasting pan with just enough water to soften the beans , bake for a couple of hours and cut this into squares before it cools . They called them Jute Balls and you supposedly could stay alive on them if you did not break your teeth in the process . As I remember the hole was a place to be avoided . Prison aint no picknick for the bad ones .