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Interview with Joey, Bob, Anne, Beth, Gary, Cheev, JJ, Denise, Brett, Andrew and Bethany

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Joey: 3 meals a day
Bob: 3
Anne: Three.
Beth: 3
Gary: 3
Beth: 3 they sucked! it is not to feed a dog
Cheev: 3 non eatable meals
JJ: 3 perday could not eat due to state of food and preperation.ie cold and old
Denise: Three during the week, two on weekends.
Brett: We received 3 meals a day.
Andrew: we ate three meals a day
Bethany: 3 meals a day nasty and cold

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Joey: Food would get a 7 out of 10
Bob: 1 on a scale of 5, although everything tastes great after a couple of days due to hunger.
Anne: Poor.
Beth: HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, TASTELESS,JUST HORRIBLE,LOWEST GRADE OF FOOD.
Gary: 3/10. God aweful. I almost threw up every meal.
Beth: 0- contaminated
Cheev: 0 out of 10 im on dialysis & got a renal meal that was even worse 4 a dialysis person they gave us every thing we are not 2 eat
JJ: the food was a negative 10 .due to unsafe food tempature's,
Denise: It was slop. Literally. They do it on purpose to make you spend as much as possible on the commissary. They would just mix together whatever they had on hand in the kitchen, over cook it, and serve. You learned quickly not to drink the kool-aid or you'd get a nasty uti or bladder infection. Some of it you couldn't even identify.
Brett: The food was terrible. It was always cold, the portions were small,a and the food always had a "spoiled" taste to it. For lunch, they would serve us green bologna sandwiches. Furthermore, the food always seems to mess with your stomach. Leftovers were always on the menu at that facility.
Andrew: the food was the worst thing in there they make alot of money off inmates being in there but they feed nmates dog food you almost have to have money on you books you buy food in there to survive or else you will starve in this place true story
Bethany: the food aint good at all its the same foods they have 7 days a week it be cold hard wet not good at all they give u what u want the food will sent of all day then want us too eat it cold thats not good at all

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Joey: The meat was always questionable
Bob: Chicken was good, peanut butter was best for lunch; anything filling. The only food I didn't like was okra- all else was good as long as it sated my hunger.
Anne: No.
Beth: HELL NO!!! I DIDNT EAT
Gary: processed meat patties were the best. sausage, hamburgers and chicken. the worst were the grits, mashed potatoes and soups. Also the deli meats they used were often a day short of going bad and were always room temperature.
Beth: none
Cheev: all were bad
JJ: the best meal was the bbq sandwich i had in a paper bag that the officer abrutly slamed to the ground as he pointed his glock 40 to my heart calling me a motherf*cker. no i hate every meal and i was'nt the only one
Denise: The meals were random. Breakfast was usually the best meal, but was often served at 3am, and I'd skip it & regret it later.
Brett: I did not have a favorite meal there. I had to eat the food there so I could stay alive.
Andrew: no i hated all the food and didn't eat most of it i just wanted to get out asap.true story!!!
Bethany: no the store was ok too order from but no meals was favorite too me at all in good .

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Joey: No
Bob: No, except for people diagnosed as diabetic.
Anne: Yes if you had health issues.
Beth: no
Gary: commisary. rame, snack pies, jelly packets and peanut butter.
Beth: no
Cheev: no
JJ: no, but there was commissary
Denise: No snacks except for pregnant women & HIV patients. There was nothing but junk food on commissary, and no limit to what you could spend. I probably spent $50- $100 a week, and at 5'7, weighed around 110lbs when I left there.
Brett: The only snacks offered outside of meals were the commissary items. Commissary was expensive. Nothing on there was less than one dollar. You would easily spend 40 dollars on commissary, and practically have nothing to show for it.
Andrew: no other snacks other than commissary and that was pretty decent, pretty much the closest you are going to get to getting some normal looking food while you in the jail because the food is slop
Bethany: yes u can order store and they bring it too but u have too have money on your books and there is how much u can spend and store every thursdays... still not kool at all.

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