You know what they say: Don’t do the crime unless you can do the time. But pizza delivery can certainly help pass the time. The Cook County Jail in Chicago has added a bizarre new feature to their prison: Inmates can order pizza directly to their cell.
Pizza delivery may sound contradictory to the idea of incarceration, but it’s not as if inmates are free to just pick up the phone and dial for a deep-dish. The pizza is actually made by inmates right in the kitchens of the jail facilities. They can use commissary cash to pay for the pies, which run about $5 to $7 each, according to the Chicago Tribune. The sausage pizza is an inmate favorite, but if prisoners are feeling fancy, they can order the $7 "four seasons" pie, topped with mushrooms, soppressata, olives, and egg.
The best part is that the pizza delivery is for a good cause. Revenue from the deliveries will go toward training felons as chefs so they can get jobs once they finish up their sentences.
Next up for the Cook County cooks: learning to make food truck grub, an idea that’s still in the development stages.
At least these inmates don’t have to eat McDonald’s every day like this German prison.