Just because youve been locked up, it doesnt mean youve renounced your conviction in animal rights/environmentalism/health.
But it seems a pretty fair bet that veganism probably isnt high on the prison services agenda.
Which is why the Vegan Society has launched a comprehensive guide for prisoners, packed full of the latest advice on adhering to the vegan diet and lifestyle.
The pamphlet is divided into two sections: one for plant-based prisoners, about their rights, buying or requesting vegan products and resolving grievances; and the other for prison staff, including nutritional advice, catering tips and benefits and ingredients to avoid.
Its easy to meet your nutritional needs on a vegan diet if youre well informed, but it may be more challenging in a prison setting, explains Heather Russell, Dietician at The Vegan Society.
We hear from prison staff who require practical advice on catering for vegans and prisoners who are unsure about their rights, so were delighted to be launching an all-encompassing resource.
The Vegan Society is the only organisation helping vegan prisoners in this way, and were keen to make our guide available to as many prisons as possible.
The Vegan Society says that its committed to helping vegans in all kinds of challenging situations, and its advocacy team is going to send the booklet free of charge to prison staff and prisoners who are in need of practical information.
The guide is supported by the International Vegan Rights Alliance, a leading authority on the subject of veganism and law.
Its is just one part of the societys new Catering for Everyone campaign, which seeks to increase the number of good vegan options on offer in hospitals, schools, universities, offices and the council in general.
Anyone in need can request a copy of the relevant guide – as well as view the digital copy – on The Vegan Societys website.