Inmates at a central Pennsylvania prison who were heard shouting "We're hungry!" through windows were apparently upset because they were served sandwiches without cheese.
WGAL-TV reported that residents heard the inmates yelling through open windows at the Lancaster County Prison on Sunday.
On Monday, LNP reporters contacted the prison — where officials declined comment — though County Commissioner Scott Martin later told the news service that the inmates' concerns were "gravely exaggerated." Martin also serves as chairman of the county's prison board.
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Martin said the inmates were apparently upset because their sandwiches only had one slice of meat — which was 3 ounces — instead of two slices, which are 1.5 ounces each, and no cheese.
Martin said the inmates were trying to "stir the pot."
A prisoners' rights group plans to look into the incident.