What They Serve at Rikers
Strauss-Kahn’s life at Riker’s over the next few days will be simple, almost monastic. Breakfast is served early, between 5 and 6 a.m. On the menu: brown bread, sweet grape jelly, a carton of milk and bran cereal. Some days, you get Rice Krispies, or maybe warm Wheatena. Once a week or so, there’s a piece of fruit; an orange, an apple, or a plum. Lunch will be delivered to his cell—a ten-by-eight-foot space—at around 11 a.m. Most likely, it will be a sandwich of brown bread, bologna, and maybe some mustard. On the side, a dish of cold, wet pasta salad with pickle relish or some cold beans. Dinner at 5 p.m. is a processed meat patty, canned vegetables, and maybe cabbage salad. More brown bread. To drink, there’s a cup of weak Kool-Aid. There is no desert in jail.
Plums sound kind of nice.