Hope y'all are having a great holiday. Here's a story from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the Thanksgiving meal in Texas prisons and similar story about today's menu at the Harris County Jail. Even so, "at the Harris County Jail, the gustatory delights of Thanksgiving will recede as swiftly as they arrived. Supper today — to be served at midafternoon — will consist of corn dogs, minus the sticks."
Meanwhile, here's wishing Anthony Graves, Michael Green, Allen Porter, Stephen Brodie, and other Texas exonerees who were let out of prison in the last year an especially happy day today. I can only imagine how welcome their first Thanksgiving must be after spending years in prison for crimes they didn't commit.
And, happy birthday today to Rev. Charles Kiker, a friend and ally for the last decade and regular Grits reader.
Finally, though it's off topic save for the "eating" theme on Thanksgiving Day, I feel compelled to share this short, simple tune from Woody Guthrie that's currently my four-year old grandaughter's favorite and is rapidly becoming mine. The tune's been in my head all morning while working on our own household's Big Meal. It's hard to sing it and not feel more cheerful. Try!
Use this as an open thread to talk about eating, or any Texas criminal justice topics your hearts desire.