Obama Bans Bacon in Federal Prisons

Obama Bans Bacon in Federal Prisons

Obama Bans Bacon in Federal Prisons

The Obama administration has banned bacon, pork chops, pork links, ham and all other pork products from all federal prisons.

But for those concerned that the U.S. government is bending to the will of Muslim inmates, the Bureau of Prisons, which falls under the charge of the Justice Department, insists the change was made based on a survey of prisoners’ food preferences, the Washington Post reported.

Apparently inmates just don’t like bacon … who knew?

“Why keep pushing food that people don’t want to eat?” prison bureau spokesman Edmond Ross told the Post, presumably with a straight face. “Pork has been the lowest-rated food by inmates for several years.”

Inmates can still obtain packaged pork rinds and precooked bacon at the prison commissary, according to the Post, assuming they have the means to pay for it.

Naturally, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is thrilled with the decision.