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Interview with Kandra and Paul

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Kandra: Inmates are served 3 meals a day.
Paul: 3 and a snack and i get a health bar with my meds

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Kandra: The rating of the food while incarcerated is something that many of us inmates detest as it is very poor. Many sandwiches and cold meals. The food is prepared by other inmates I am told. We were not given enough fresh fruits nor healthy juice to drink. However, in my case at least I got an additional serving.
Paul: TERRIBLE, the warm food NEVER IS, repeat repeat repeat hot dogs, balogna tuna fish, the vegetables are scarce and usually either raw or drinkable, the drink is usually already sweetened or sugar free, you dont sugar for yourself, the food is designed for people with little exercise possiblities, like high fiber low sodium

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Kandra: No. I did not have a favorite or least favorite meal. None of them has any nutritional value and I merely ate it to survive. Also, I was not fed during those 12 hours sitting in booking.
Paul: no, i just ate to live, you dont go into jail expecting Mcdonalds or olive garden, you hope its at least sorta clean

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Kandra: The jails do not offer snacks outside of meals. Commissary is the only way many of us can survive because if there are certain foods that you do not eat then you just don't eat. Commissary is very expensive, at least double what it would cost on the outside. There is a fairly large variety though listed on commissary however, if you miss the times to put in your order or if you just don't have family/friends to navigate the process by which to add money to your account, then you just dont get commissary.
Paul: church's and organizations sometimes come in with snacks and bibles, commissary is expensive for prison inmates, at least .50 cents more than food on the street, commisary is really focused on fast kiddy snacks and personal toiletries

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