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Interview with Richard and Donna

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Richard: Three
Donna: We got three meals a day and if you were pregnant you got a small meal at 7 pm to hold you til morning and provide the extra calories a pregnant women needs.

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Richard: I thought it was pretty good.
Donna: I would rate the food as OK. It was not the best food in the world but it was not the worst I could imagine. It was always filled with starchy foods like mashed potatoes or rice or noodles. There was some kind of vegetable and fruit. The lunch was probably the best since they gave us a cup of soup which was not that bad and a sandwich and a piece of fruit.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Richard: Oatmeal was my least favorite. Most favorite meal was the meatloaf.
Donna: My favorite was the turkey a la king. It was gravy with meat and veggies served over rice or noodles or mashed taters. My least fave was the fish sticks because they were nasty gross. They stunk and always seemed like they were rotten.

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Richard: You were allowed to take back fruit to your cell.
Donna: No snacks were offered. The commissary was pretty good, it was all junk food of course but it was good. We were allowed to order $35.00 a week and the prices were not that good. You could not get very much for $35.

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