Texas has stopped serving lunch to inmates on weekends at some of its state prison facilities, reports the New York Times. The reductions are part of an effort to trim $2.8 million in foodservice expenses from the budget of the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice.
The policy only affects those serving time in state prisons. Federal and county inmates in Texas still receive three meals a day per statute. The new policy is not exclusive to Texas, according to the Times. Ohio, Georgia and Arizona also limit meals to two a day on weekends.