Murderers and rapists are enjoying tasty Christmas meals at the ‘Monster Mansion’ prison.
MURDERERS and sex offenders in the notorious “Monster Mansion” jail will gorge themselves on Christmas dinners with all the fixings this year.
As living costs in the rest of the country rise sharply, taxpayers have blasted HMP Wakefield’s healthy menu as a “disgrace.”
On December 25, dangerous inmates at the maximum-security Victorian jail, including serial killer Robert Maudsley and child molester Sidney Cooke, will be able to partake in a festive “traditional Xmas dinner,” which will consist of half a roast chicken or half a roast halal chicken.
Roast potatoes, sprouts, carrots, and gravy are served with all main courses.
Vegetarians can order a mushroom and spinach kiev, while vegan inmates can order a vegan wellington slice.
Inmates who do not complete their selection form will be offered the vegan option.
There’s a Christmas pudding with white sauce and a banana for dessert.
Yorkshire Live obtained the menu after filing a Freedom of Information request with the government.
The options have been slammed by outraged readers.
One man wrote online, “They’re eating better than a lot of pensioners – it’s an absolute disgrace.”
“They don’t even deserve a Christmas dinner,” said another social media user.
“There will be no food shortages in prisons,” a third added.
The government, on the other hand, has stated that the Christmas meals will not be an additional cost to taxpayers.
“Meals in prisons over Christmas are paid for from within the existing budget and at no extra cost to the taxpayer,” a Ministry of Justice spokesperson added.
“As part of the devolved prison budget, each governor and their catering team must decide how much money is spent on food per prisoner per day, as well as the breakdown by meals.”
HMP Wakefield, which first opened its doors in 1594, was used to house IRA prisoners on and off throughout the twentieth century.