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Holding out for a hot breakfast

Food prepared at Airway Heights prison sparks hunger strike in Connell facility


Last updated 2/21/2019 at 10:44pm

On Feb. 1, inmates at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Franklin County, Wash. began a hunger strike over a multitude of issues, including the state of their breakfasts. But what West Plains locals might not know is that those breakfasts are made close to home at a prison in Airway Heights.

There, thousands of prepacked meals are made every day and shipped out across the state to other facilities. Inmates at the Airway Heights Correctional Center (AHCC) are the primary force behind the “breakfast boats,” what prisoners and Department of Corrections (DOC) staff call the cold breakfasts...

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