Jail: What’s on the Christmas Day menu for NSW prisoners

More than 10,000 prisoners in NSW jails will on Monday sit down to a Christmas lunch of roast turkey, with their menu being revealed by corrective services officials.

There are approximately 11,000 men and 780 women – including high-profile prisoners such as Jarryd Hayne and wife-killer Chris Dawson – in jails across the state this holiday season.

NSW inmates will be able to have visits from their loved ones during the Christmas and New Year’s period.

Prisoners are able to, either via video calls, or through in-person visits, see their friends and family.

In-person visits are dictated by a schedule and gifts are not allowed, due to security reasons, according to Corrective Services NSW.

However, social in-person visits are not permitted on Christmas to allow prison staff time off to spend the day with their loved ones.

Instead, staff facilitate inmates to use tablets inside their cells on December 25 to speak to their friends and family.

Corrective Services NSW said that religious services will not be held for prisoners on Christmas Day – though they will be in the days leading up to and after.

A Corrective Services NSW spokesperson also revealed what meal time will be like for prisoners in jails across the state on December 25.

Their breakfast menu will include cereal, bread, jam and a carton of milk.

At lunch, prison officials have set a menu of roast turkey, gravy, potatoes and vegetables.

Non-meat eaters will have access to a vegetarian meal of spinach and cheese patties, potatoes and vegetables.

Fruit mince pies will also be on offer.

Later that day, prisoners will be given a dinner of crumbed fish salad with tomato, cucumber, carrots and lettuce.

The vegetarian menu will include a vegetarian schnitzel salad.

They will also have Christmas slice for dessert.

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