Life Allergic: How food allergies make prison meals more unappetizing
“What is the first meal you are planning to eat after you are released from prison?”
For Bruce Grizzle, that question takes on extra meaning because he has a rare condition that affects his digestive system. That means dozens of foods – and even more food additives – are off the menu.
I’m not a picky eater. My body just forces me to be.Bruce Grizzle
Bruce spoke with Uncuffed producer, Bryan Mazza, at Solano State Prison about navigating more than 20 years of incarceration with severe allergies.
This story was produced by Bryan Mazza with help from Kathy Novak, Sonia Paul, and sound designer Eric Maserati-E Abercrombie.
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