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Interview with Collin, Robbie, Michelle and Lorrie

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Collin: They gave us 3 meals a day except on Saturdays and Sundays when they cut you down to two. We were just as hungry on those days as we were during the week but they were doing to save money.
Robbie: you get three meals a day.
Michelle: You get 3 meals per day except on the weekends you only get 2.
Lorrie: 3 meals a day except the weekend you only got 2 meals

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Collin: It was decent. Some of it was real good. Some of the guys didn't like it so they passed it off.
Robbie: The food was not good at all but after so long you get used to it and starts to taste good and you look forward to meal time. There were better meals than others and i guess it just depends on the person to what tastes better than other things.
Michelle: The food was alright on some occasions but mostly it is gross nasty food. In prison the food is so nasty you lose weight and there is never anything that you can actually eat besides the vegetables or bread. The food is always gross though in both places. They say in prison the boxes say not for human consumption.
Lorrie: 1 it was nasty the meat would be green and dry most of the time the milk would be spoiled sometime and nothing had a flavor the fruit was rotten and sometime molded and the cereal was stale every other week it was like eating out the trash can everyday

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Collin: There was a taco salad that was pretty decent. They hotdogs or sandwiches, the slab of bologna between two pieces of bread and they could give your potato chips you would put on the sandwich. You had to beg for mayo or mustard.
Robbie: I really enjoyed the beans and rice. I also like the egg salad although i look back now and wonder what i was thinking.
Michelle: The least favorite was the meat patties in prison they were mainly fat gristle and hard pieces of I don't know what, you couldn't even chew it. The best was breakfast because of biscuits and eggs.
Lorrie: no favorite meals all of it was my least favorite especially the fruit because it would be rotten most of the time

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Collin: They had a canteen twice a week. But they was a big pain in the butt. They always screwed it up and guys didn't get the stuff they ordered.
Robbie: commisary had snacks like chips, ramen noodles, candy bars, cakes and things like that and it wasnt to expensive but if you didnt have people put money on your books there was no way to get it unless you had freinds inside and even then its very hard to come by.
Michelle: No, no other snacks besides if you got commisary and if you didn't then you just had to wait on the next meal. But, while your in there all you do is eat and sleep so all you think about is food because there is nothing else to do.
Lorrie: no snacks and commissary was really expensive stuff that normally cost 2 or $3 on the street was $7 or $8 from the commissary and you could only order on certain days and only got it on Saturday night

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