More than a hundred prisoners of HM prison Edinburgh, watched a TV series called «Orange is the new black», filmed by TV company Netflix and about everyday life in a women’s prison, demanded of the authorities to provide them with kosher food.
About it writes on Wednesday, July 5, the British newspaper the Times of London.
In one of the episodes of this series, a character named «Black Cindy» converted to Judaism for the sake of «food of the best quality.» The article notes that among these hundred prisoners there, as far as they know, not a single Jew.
It is interesting that after watching the show hundreds of prisoners in British prisons has filed a petition for conversion to Judaism, but the mass action was held in the prison of Edinburgh.
Feeding a prisoner costs the state about $ 2.5 a day. Kosher food, according to Inspections of prisons of Scotland, costs four times as much, with the result that the taxpayers will have to pay approximately 313.000 dollars annually.
In the period from 2013 to 2014 in fifteen prisons of Scotland contained only nine Jews. The report of the prison service States that need urgent investigation of the legitimacy of the demands of the prisoners that the vast majority of «white Scottish».
The food must «meet dietary needs, cultural or religious norms», but you should find out why 13% of prisoners in the prison of Edinburgh prefer kosher food.