Chicken on jail Christmas menu

Last updated 09:51 19/12/2012

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Christmas lunch behind bars will consist of roast chicken, roast potatoes, carrots and peas, with apple pie and custard for dessert, for the country's 8500 prisoners.

The meal will cost $4 per prisoner and is designed to meet basic nutritional needs without being lavish.

The sandwiches prisoners usually eat for lunch will be served for dinner instead.

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