Interview with Kyle, Randy, Tyler, Dave and Melissa
JM: How many meals did you get per day? Kyle: 3 very small meals a day. 1800 calories a day Randy: I GOT THREE MEALS A DAY. Tyler: We recieved 3 meals a day Dave: WE GOT THREE MEALS A DAY. Melissa: 3
JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why. Kyle: The food was a 3 on a scale of 10 for quality.
The quanity would rate about a 2 of 10. Most
often the food would be luke warm at most and
often not cooked thoroughly or overcooked. Other
inmates were in charge of cooking the food so
they would often skimp on our portions so they
would have more for themselves. And if you
received a tray missing something or raw? Too
bad. Luck of the draw. Biggest complaint was
just the amount. Randy: DUE TO BUDGET STUFF, THE FOOD WAS VERY SMALL
PORTIONS. IT WAS NOT BAD BUT IF YOU WERE NOT
ABLE TO SUPPLEMENT MEALS WITH BUYING YOUR OWN,
THEN YOU WERE HUNGRY A LOT. THE FOOD ITSELF WAS
GOOD, AND THEY HAD A LOT FRESHER STUFF THAN
OTHER PLACES I HAVE BEEN. Tyler: Breakfast was good. Except for the 445am time.
Who really eats at that time? It was a very
heavy meal as was the dinner. Both a 5 course
meal but very bland. It seemed as there was very
little effort put into the meal. The worst was
lunch. Brown bag with a hard roll lunch meat to
make a sandwitch if you wanted to and a snack.
Maybe a orange and a drink. No coffee or milk
except if there was ceral or oatmeal. Dave: THE FOOD WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. IT WAS FRESHER
THAN MOST JAIL FOOD, WAS FAIRLY NUTRITIOUS AND ALL
BUT IT WAS NOT VERY LARGE PORTIONS AT ALL. TO
SUPPLEMENT THE FOOD PORTIONS YOU ALMOST HAD TO BUY
EXTRA FOOD FROM THE COMMISSARY OR YOU WERE HUNGRY
A LOT FOR SURE. Melissa: The food was decent. Hot breakfast, lots of potatoes in those
meals, with cold juice in a dispenser, bagged lunch with roll, "meat",
and fruit, and hot dinner. The inmates I heard said this was some
of the "Best Jail Food" ...I don't have much to compare it to, but it
did not repulse me.
JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals? Kyle: Any meals which would provide the most amount.
Burgers (soy) were popular as well as tacos for
most, but for me the pastas or whatever had the
most on the tray would be the favorite so we
wouldn't have to sleep hungry Randy: I WOULD SAY THAT THE MOST FAVORITE WAS THE
BURGERS EVERY OTHER WEEK. THE LEAST WAS
PROBABLY CEREAL JUST DUE TO THE VERY SMALL
PORTION. Tyler: As I stated before lunch was the worst. Almost
thrown at you. The others were at least hot
breakfast and dinner but you had a time frame to
finsh Dave: THE BURGERS WAS LIKELY MY FAVORITE MEALS AND THE
LEAST FAVORITE WAS PROBABLY CEREAL ONLY BECAUSE
THEY GAVE YOU VERY SMALL PORTIONS OF IT. Melissa: Was not there long enough.
JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it? Kyle: No snacks but commisary was offered. The prices
in Jefferson County were sometimes 6-7 times
marked up from normal prices and 3 times as
expensive as even the prison commisary. For
examples Ramen Soups - streets = 10-20cents
prison = 28 cents
Jeffeson County = 80 cents. Randy: IF YOU WORKED IN THE POD THEY WOULD SOMETIMES
BRING EXTRA SNACKS OR POPCORN FOR THE WEEKEND.
THE COMMISSARY WAS VERY PRICEY BUT THEY DID HAVE
A DECENT SELECTION TO CHOSE FROM FOR EVERYONE TO
GET. Tyler: I wasn't there long enough to answer this
question, but there was some who had an accout
to buy snacks from the commissary. I stayed away
because I was using my money to bond out Dave: OCCASIONALLY ON WEEKENDS THEY WOULD BRING IN
POPCORN BUT FOR THE MOST PART IF YOU WANTED
ANYTHING EXTRA YOU HAD TO ORDER IT OFF COMMISSARY.
THE COMMISSARY LIKE ANY OF THEM WAS EXPENSIVE BUT
WAS NEEDED. Melissa: No. There is commissary, I heard it is expensive but had no
experience with it.