By: Liu Shih-yi and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Feb. 7 (CNA) A species of native free-range chicken bred at Mingde Minimum-Security Prison in Tainan was the best-selling jail-made food across Taiwan in 2018, according to the Agency of Corrections under the Ministry of Justice.
Sales reached NT$10.60 million (US$344,870) last year with more than 4,000 customers, many placing occasional orders, said an agency official.
Mingde Minimum-Security Prison is situated in a mountainous area with fresh air and good quality water, with 30,000 chickens housed in several coops each year.
The Taiwan black-feathered country chickens are medium in size, with a single comb and red earlobes. They are also more disease-resistant than other species, according to the prison. [FULL STORY]