The demand for food made by inmates of Taoyuan women’s prison is on the rise in Taiwan. The food items have managed to create fan following and one of the reasons for the popularity is the string of food safety scandals that went down outside the prison.
The additive-free items from the prison thus proved to be a healthier alternative for the people and it has in turn generated millions of dollars. While safety is a big reason for the ‘jail food’ being popular, affordability is also another factor.
Last year, the revenue had reached a whopping US$15.47 million and the money will be used to improve the facilities, wage for inmates and victim compensation.