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ODOC finds new purpose for abandoned trailer

ODOC finds new purpose for abandoned trailer

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections serves a staggering 61,944 meals a day. A contingency plan is critical in the event of an outage or natural disaster. OCI Operations Coordinator Alex Lunn said, “We have to see what problems we might have and get in front of them.” 

Oklahoma Correctional Industries found a cost saving solution in the scrap yard. The agency completely reworked a 26 foot trailer, using scrap materials and inmate labor. Buying a rig like this would have cost the agency at least $30,000. 

The mobile kitchen is equipped to feed 2,000 people in the event of an emergency. Full service catering starts at about $8 per meal. Imagine the savings to taxpayers. According to Lunn, “It’s unbelievable how much people charge to get on site and now you need meals prepared. It’s very cost prohibitive.” 

OCI officials are always identifying and using existing resources. This is just one example of fiscally responsible provision for those in the custody and care of the Department of Corrections. 

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