Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Bags holding grits served at Lee Correctional Institute made with paper that shows a horse feed label never touched feed or grits served at the prison.
"This particular bag has three liners and in the middle liner, they used a bag which had been printed for, used for, a feed for horses," said Clark Newsome with the South Carolina Department of Corrections.
The Department of Corrections purchases the bags from an outside company. In a letter to the DOC, that company said, "We occasionally use misprint sheets on the inside of our stock bags you use."
"In this particular bag they have three different liners," said Newsome. "In the middle liner of this particular bag, there were a few of them, not all of them, had a printed liner."
The middle printed liner never touched any of the grits held by the bag and never touched horse feed in production.
The Department of Corrections has removed all bags with the printed liner to make sure there is no confusion among inmates about the quality of the food they are served.