While families are celebrating Thanksgiving Day with a large turkey and all the trimmings at home, inmates in county detention centers also are getting a little taste of holiday foods.
They will get a traditional dinner of turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and rolls, according to Boyle and Lincoln County jailers.
Although the inmates won't be at the table with their families, Thanksgiving is a big visitation day for those incarcerated.
Boyle Jailer Barry Harmon said Thanksgiving is one of the days when families typically fill up the visitation areas where they can talk with inmates by telephone but cannot have personal contact.
"We try to deviate from the menu on special days like Thanksgiving and Christmas," said Lincoln Jailer David Gooch, adding that most inmates seem to appreciate the food.
"We try to feed each inmate well at other times, but not everyone thinks we do," said Gooch.
At the Lincoln County Regional Jail, kitchen supervisor Jamie Wayne is usually on top of preparing the special menu, Gooch said.