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Interview with Tom, Frank and Ashlee

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Tom: 3
Frank: 3, though it really should be considered 2, the dinner is really small and insubstantial.
Ashlee: We get 3 meals a day if thats what you want to call it.

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Tom: 1 to 10 being the scale...I would give it about a 6
Frank: 6 out of 10. The meat products are kind of scary. The fruit and such was good, and with the dinner you actually got "real" chips like Cheetos or Doritos. Most food is lukewarm when it should be hot. All you get to drink is milk for breakfast and a lame koolaid packet with lunch. Dinner, no drink. The worst part really is the AMOUNT: not enough.
Ashlee: I would rate the food on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best, I would rate it a 4. The reason is because they fill you up on startch and bland food. You don't get a choice of what you want, you get what they give you unless you are on a special diet.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Tom: I cant say that I did besides the occasional real piece of meat would be the favorite. I cant say I have a least favorite as I am not a picky eater.
Frank: Breakfast: Best-frootloops and peaches and toast. Worst-oatmeal, eggs. Lunch: Best-Chinese. Egg roll and rice. Or Nachos. Worst-Hot Dog and soup. the most depressing meal, it doesn't even fill you up, and you are hungry like 20 mins after. Dinner: Best-Peanut Butter sandwich. Worst-rest of them.
Ashlee: I didn't care for breakfast but I liked the dinner meals cause it was a sack meal so we would always have a sandwhich at least.

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Tom: There is a whole lot of stuff you can buy from the jail commissary if you have the funds to do so.
Frank: Commissary is ridiculously expensive and not even that great. A Ramen soup costs 1.40. There is candy and cookies on it, and even some health food, but I wasn't that impressed by the choices, and was turned off at the price.
Ashlee: Yes, you could order from commissary. Ordering commissary and waiting for it was the only thing inmates looker forward to besides visiting days. It was expensive depending on what you ordered. Put it this way, a package of top raman noodles is $1.50.

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