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Interview with Henry, Bob and Cory

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Henry: Inmates received three meals per day. breakfast, bag lunch, and dinner.
Bob: We received three meals per day.
Cory: I got 3 meals a day.

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Henry: The food on a scale of 1 to 10 was about a 4. It was very bland and light in proportion. Considering we were charged for "room and board", $15.00 plus, per week, it was quite a disappointment that our funds weren't being used in a satiable manner.
Bob: I think the food was pretty awful and definitely not enough.
Cory: On a scale of 1-10 I would rate it a 1! It isnt real food; its doesnt taste like normal meat or rice or beans. the only thing that tasted similar to the outside world was peanut butter and jelly and that wasnt great either. The milk and juice was watery and disgusting.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Henry: It wasnt uncommon for anyone to consider breakfast to be the favored meal. The long wait since the previous nights dinner (served at 5pm) would be over at breakfast and was often the most generous and filling meal.
Bob: It was all pretty equally awful. I guess my favorite would have to be the chicken patties.
Cory: My least favorite was anything they called meat, becuase it was always mushy and bland. My favorite was the pb&j and random fruit (apples) we got.

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Henry: There were no snacks offered to inmates outside of the three issued meals. However a canteen order could be placed, and depending on the amount of funs in your account, you could usually by items for the week that would hold you over til the next meal. Canteen prices were ridiculously high and were ofter double to quadruple the price of that same item in a normal store. The St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office should be ashamed for the way they allow prices to get out of hand. Im sure if a regular business in general society kept such prices, they would have been dealt with by the law accordingly.
Bob: The only other way to eat (besides regular meals), was to have money in your inmate account and to order commissary. Be advised that if you have money in your inmate account that the jail will take $20 per week out to pay for your sustinance.
Cory: They commisary was stuff liek cups of noodles and doritos and chips and stuff like cookies. I didnt get commisary but bargained trades with others for theres. I do not know how much it cost but your visitors could put money in for you to get it.

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