Federal inmates appear to be enjoying pizza parties and barbecue socials from behind bars, something Public Safety Minister Vic Toews finds appalling and says he is determined to end.
Defenders of the practice, however, maintain it doesn't cost taxpayers a dime.
Documents obtained by Postmedia News show maxi-mum-security inmates at Saskatchewan Penitentiary purchased $446 worth of pizza from a Prince Albert pie shop on April 4, 2012 and another $320 in pizza from the same shop on April 20.
Several other receipts suggest inmates ordered some $643 worth of KFC on April 4 and nearly $1,200 worth of KFC on April 20. Some 13 chocolate bunnies totalling $27 were also purchased from a Superstore on April 3.
Meanwhile, a grocery store receipt dated April 14 for $210 worth of food items was reported as having been picked up for a "BBQ social."
Toews vows to pull plug on prison pizza parties, barbecues