It is no surprise to those who are involved with corrections that some facilities have already embraced environmentally responsible initiatives. With 200,600-plus facilities and more than 2 million inmates in the United States, a new and even more comprehensive emphasis on ecological reconciliation, resilience, and sustainability needs to be embraced. Despite opportunities for correctional facilities to be leaders in the green movement, on-site recovery and composting of food scraps remains embryonic in its development. If inmates generate food waste the same way typical Americans do (roughly 0.6 lbs./day), then they may be responsible for more than 1 million pounds (or 600 tons) of food waste annually. If all 600 tons of food waste are composted at the facilities where they are generated, the result would be a reduction of approximately 600 tons of greenhouse gas emissions—roughly equal to the emissions created by driving back and forth between New York City and Los Angeles more than 200 times!