3. Rikers Island Has its Own Bakery and Power Plant
It is quite fitting for Rikers Island to be called a “penal colony” (a place of exile for prisoners), since it is home to its own power plant and bakery, which turns out thousands of loaves of bread each day. According to The New York Times, the carrot cake, usually served during holidays, is the most sought after item. In addition, it is considered a privilege to work in the bakery, all the inmates tolling inside the 11,000 square-feet complex have a sentence of a year or less.