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Diet of Worms : Quality of Catering in Kenyan Prisons.

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Subject: Prisons > Food service > Kenya.
Prisoners > Nutrition > Kenya.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789966040220
  • ISBN: 9966040226
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (202 pages)
  • Publisher: Oxford : Zapf Chancery Publishers Africa Ltd., 2011.

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Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Abstract; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; List of Plates; List of Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE -- Introduction; CHAPTER TWO -- Literature Review; CHAPTER THREE -- Research Methodology; CHAPTER FOUR -- Data Analysis and Presentation; CHAPTER FIVE -- Discussion, Conclusions and Recommendations; Appendix I -- Questionnaire for Prisoners; Appendix II -- Interview schedule for warders; Appendix III -- Interview Schedule for Storekeepers; Appendix IV -- Interview schedule for Officers-In-Charge; Appendix V -- Observation schedule.
Appendix VI -- Authority letter to collect dataAppendix VII -- Authority letter to take photographs; References; Index of Personal Names; Index of Subjects; Back cover.
Summary: Prison-reformation has been a controversial and politically charged issue in Kenya. In the past it has elicited such legendary and emotional responses as "What reforms? Prisons are not supposed to be five star hotels!" Recently, however, there has been a greater consensus between the public sector and the civic society in Kenya - than has ever in the past - of the need to revisit the human rights of inmates in various Kenyan prisons. Since 2003 a number of ground breaking reforms have been introduced in Kenyan prisons and more reforms seem to be on the way. Jacqueline Korir in this book takes a serious and despassionate look into a single variable: the quality of catering in Kenyan prisons. Her findings were both shocking and challenging. The food was lacking in both nutritive value as well aesthetic appeal. The site of food samples was only reminiscent of a grotesque meaning of the famous Council in Church History - The Diet of Worms! This book, grounded, in empirical data analysis by hard statistics and backed by rare photographs from inside Kenyan prisons serves as an eye-opener to both the prison-reformists as well as students and teachers of African sociology and institutional catering all over the world.
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