Use the same technology that commissary uses for commissary sales in the inmate dining rooms. ID barcodes are easily manipulated while a finger print is much more difficult to manipulate and impossible to forget or lose. This would eliminate a significant waste of money on food by preventing inmates from eating multiple times.
Department of Justice
Composting vessels should be utilized at Federal prisons to eliminate 100% of the food waste. The mulch could then be used at military bases and/or other government facilities.
While at another prison, we utilized pre-packaged meals during lockdowns. Not only were they more convenient, but they were actually cheaper and eliminated the labor required to make meals!
Use a Unicor Factory to make pre-packaged meals (similar to MREs) for the BOP to utilize during lockdowns.