A lawsuit filed by 124 present and former county jail inmates claims that the prisoners who ate tacos in the prison suffered from food poisoning, reports the Galveston County Daily News.
The suit alleges that "inappropriate food handling" caused violent illness among prisoners who ate the tacos served to inmates March 23, 2004. The suit accuses jailers of "failing to properly clean and disinfect preparation surfaces and materials" and of improperly cooking the meat that went into the tacos. About 700 prisoners were in custody the day the tacos were served.
The lawsuit, which seeks an unspecified amount of damages, also names ABL Management as a defendant. ABL is the contractor that provides food for inmate meals.