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Interview with Ted, Lisa, Tania and Thomas

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Ted: Three.
Lisa: most days i skippy breakfast and just drank water and furite
Tania: three meals per day were served
Thomas: If thats what you call them we were given three.

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Ted: It was OK sometimes. Usually it wasn't enough, the portions were small.
Lisa: nasty burn food smell werid and maked me throw up everyday and a sad and cry and my tummy hurt and sick for day and it had hair and bugs init to and seen mouse come out of the food it worset stuff ever to eat hate it hate it
Tania: i would rate the food as mostly edible. it was processd and mostly pre cooked or shipped in. nothing fresh was provided and most of the time the food was not temperture controlled. like if the meal was hot, which at dinner it was, the fruit would be hot as well.
Thomas: Slop. Tasteless, bland sometimes soured, thrown together in unsanitary utensils served on unsanitary trays, given very little portions of each dish. I am sure that if the Health Department was to truly do their job right and not overlook it because its just a jail,, then Marion County would have so many fines placed against them that they would have to have the Feds take control. I have witnessed grown men eating the peels from oranges because the trays were so lacking in the amount portioned out.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Ted: None of them were my favorite. The portions were so small that you look forward to whatever you were going to get.
Lisa: i hated all the foods and smell weido and didnt eat much but fuirt and it water and prayed and smile
Tania: favorite food was corned dogs an fruit. least favorite was grilled cheese because they were cooked, packed and shipped to the jail.
Thomas: As in any jail breakfeast is always the best, its hard to screw up an egg or a box of cereal.

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Ted: No. Usually you had to buy it yourself. If you didn't buy your own food you would probably starve to death.
Lisa: yes everything cost alot food like 200 a week and never got this service to much for my pocket os eat regual food everyday didnt worry about junkfoo just praying to getted out and smile
Tania: yes, you could buy commissary if you had the funds. commissary was over priced for the product or food item. it was only given once a week so if you ran out of something or didnt have the money, tough luck
Thomas: The only snacks handed out were to diabetics at night time. Absolutely NO Food items on the canteen the closest thing they had to snacks were certs breath mints and halls throat lozengers Nice huh?

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