Behold, below, a very sad looking school lunch from Tokushima City, Japan. It looks like something you’d be given to eat as punishment after doing something very naughty, doesn’t it? We’re willing to bet that corn soup is lukewarm at best and the milk is room temperature. The final curb stomp is the is tiny junk food wiener placed next to an oversized bun as if to say, “Wouldn’t you like a big juicy hot dawg right about now?”
Now get a gander at a meal that a hardened Japanese criminal gets to savor like a king in his castle: five tasty items including grilled fish and barley rice with the emphasis on freshness and health. Hardly seems fair to innocent kids guilty of nothing except going to public school in Japan.
Nor is this fancy feast an isolated example! Here's an entire gallery devoted to delicious prison cafeteria food from all around Japan.
How can such mind-shattering unfairness be allowed exist in our fair world? According to Japan Probe, "It’s supposedly due to mismanagement of funds. The bread in the (school lunch) photo is made from rice flour, making it significantly more expensive than typical bread. It’s basically a subsidy for rice farmers. The leftover money is spent on very simple foods."
Try telling that to a grimy faced kid who will have to go to jail if he wants some decent chow.
Source: Japan Probe