TO THE EDITOR:
I was disappointed to read “The Real Price of Food,” which argues that we should avoid business with UNC’s food service provider because “Aramark supplies food for public and private prisons,” and thus “If you’re against Aramark for their prison involvement,” you should “speak out with your dollars.”
While there may be more to the story, the intended argument is clear: that it is somehow shameful to be in the business of feeding prisoners.
I suspect that many at UNC have no real notion of what prison is like. It is this ignorance that fosters the belief that anything associated with prisons is inherently shameful.
Let me challenge you to consider what it is really like in prison. The entire system is designed to add to your punishment by making you uncomfortable in any way possible.