Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Fish in the Jailhouse Tonight

A study of prisoners in American and UK jails indicated that a diet rich in fish oils such as those found in trout, reduced aggression in the inmates.

The study showed that the inmates given dietary supplements with omega 3, vitamins and minerals caused 35 per cent fewer violent acts than those prisoners given placebo supplements.

I foresee the possibility of a whole new movement towards combination prison/fish hatcheries.

I wonder if anyone has checked for a correlation between violence among fishermen and catch and release trout streams.

While you are at it you might as well hear the song Fish in the Jailhouse written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

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