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Interview with Travis and Grant

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Travis: Three meals- a breakfast hot + cold-tray + carton of milk around 4 a.m. a lunch in a bag around 12 a.m. and a dinner hot + cold-tray around 4 p.m.
Grant: standard 3 meals per day

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Travis: I would rate the food very low. The breakfast had a piece of bread and jelly in the cold-tray, this was edible, and oatmeal or grits or beef stew and a piece of sausage and some fried potatoes, I usually did not eat any of this. The lunch had two pieces of bread and two pieces of bologna and two oreo-sized cookies, this was also edible, as well as an orange. The dinner usually had beans or something- sometimes beans with sausage, sometimes with rice, sometimes potatoes with sausage, sometimes vegetables, I usually did not eat any of this
Grant: food I say was realy justs stuff they threw together.breakfast were usualy cold meals or small ration like egg and sausage dishes , lunch usualy just a bolony or p & j sandwhich.And dinner by far the best meals were sometimes not even able to be identified at times but were at least hot

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Travis: The jelly with bread was edible as was the bologna with bread at lunch. I enjoyed the cartons of milk, we got one in the morning. The hot-trays I hated and would not eat at all.
Grant: the braed pudding was probably my favorite of all the stuff served ,meat was my least favorite because I converted to vegitarianism

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Travis: No. If you were a worker you could have lots of meals. Commissary was very expensive. $1 per ramen soup, $1.30 for snickers or similar candy bar, $3.33 for 3 ounces of coffee. I would not suggest buying anything off the commissary except maybe coffee. I didn't even like eating there's no point when you don't do anything all day.
Grant: only other snacks were those bought from the extremelt expesive commissary or vending machines where you paid 50 cents a soup and almost 3 dollars for just a canned soda.a bag of chips,small sized about 2 dollars

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