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Interview with Toby, J. Friday, Jeremy, Keith, Lisa, Jenny, Brian, Alicia and Darryl

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Toby: 3 meals.
J. Friday: They feed you 3.
Jeremy: 3. Breakfast is served at 3 am. Lunch at 10 am. And dinner at 4 pm.
Keith: 3
Lisa: 3
Jenny: 3
Brian: 3
Alicia: Three and anything else you woul get from commissary if you had it..
Darryl: We got fed 3 meals a day

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Toby: bland and unappetising
J. Friday: Bad to poor mostly. However, there were a couple of things I liked.
Jeremy: On a scale of 1-10 I would give it a negative 45. It sucked!
Keith: Yuck
Lisa: AWFUL and cold.
Jenny: Terrible
Brian: 0
Alicia: Most of it was crapy, they feed you alot of breads and starchie foods. you might get one maybe two okay meals a month, most of it looked like something you would throw together from leftovers..I would give it a big fat ZERO i just cant say how bad it was most of the time.
Darryl: I would rate it right up their with pig slophe bread was old,bugs,weebles in the grits and salads.the portions are small and most of the time cold.i dont tink no oneever got full and we call the meat mystery meat cause no one new what in the hell it was.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Toby: the meat ang gravy breakfast on Wed. and Sat.
J. Friday: Shank and cerial was my favorite. and nasty ass macaroni with ham bitts was by far the worst. They only served it once a month thank god.
Jeremy: Didnt have a favorite, but the Shank and cereal for breakfast was tolerable.
Lisa: Breakfast was my favorite. Anything else was small portioned and cold. Barely edible.
Jenny: no
Alicia: Neither, I would eat what i could or knew what I was eating but most of the time I would give it away..
Darryl: On fri. Mornings they served whats called shank.its a square buscuit with beef gravy and sundays you got a real chicken thugh with mashed pot. And gravy.

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Toby: no, unless you could afford to buy canteen.
J. Friday: Whatever you wanted off the commisary list. Candy, chips, ramen noodles.
Jeremy: Only through the commissary that you can order from twice a week.
Keith: Yes
Lisa: Yes...commissary if your family sent you money to buy them.
Jenny: no
Alicia: Commissary was great if you had it, alot of the girls would eat from that. Commissary had alot of good stuff on it. Like Ramen noddles,chips,cookies,cheese in a jar,salsa which was bought alot to cover the taste of the jail house food. But again i wouldnt know to much about it coz i never had it, but was friends with afew girls that would get me coffee and crackers and peanutbutter....
Darryl: Their were no snacks offered.commissarty had l oi ts if pastrys,chios,candy bars and even beef stick and jerky snacks.usually you could do ok on 20 dollars a week.but fir thise that had no money im sure they wen ty hungry.i shared alot

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