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Interview with Deidre

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Deidre: We had three meals a day.

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Deidre: It was disgusting, absolutely revolting at times upon being inedible at times. There was no salt, butter or flavor on anything. It was the same menu seven days a week. Greasy hotdog or a slice of bologna for breakfast with dry bread, and grits or oatmeal for breakfast most mornings. I lost a pound every week I was there and I did eat what I could. Very often there was mold on the bread.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Deidre: Well, maybe bologna sandwich and chips, because that is as good as it got. Least favorite would be the dry, saltless rice, with slice of bread, with some version of a taquito. Revolting.

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Deidre: There was no commissary while I was there. There was a snack machine that inmates could get a soda or chips or candy from. It was pretty expensive, a soda was almost $1.50 and the chips were $1.00 for a tiny bag.

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