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Jail Uses Certain Foods as Reward for Good Behavior

Jail Uses Certain Foods as Reward for Good Behavior



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Tom Callan, KSL Newsradio Like any parent, you've probably tried to control or influence your children's good behavior by withholding some of their favorite foods and sweets. It is no different at the Weber County Jail.

The most dangerous inmates, those in maximum security, can't even get hot meals, according to Weber County Sheriff's Lt. Matthew Bell.

But Bell says there are burgers on Saturday. For model prisoners, it's not French cuisine, but it's warm, and they can listen to KSL Newsradio. "He can buy a radio on commissary, he can buy fresh fruits, he can buy Ramen noodles," Bell explained.

How is the program working? "They like their candy bars. They like their noodles," jail accountant Julie Richesson said.

Richesson says the experiment is food control is now 10 years old.

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