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Interview with Alan and Martin

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Alan: We were served meals 3 times a day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Martin: three meals per day breakfast lunch dinner

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Alan: very low quality. Stale chips. Dog food meat. over cooked vegetables. stale bread. worse than school cafeteria food or hospital food or food in the Army. most food taste like ass and old socks. Rumors circulated that the food had Salt Peter in it so we would have sexual urges.
Martin: the food was terible they had a couple of good dishes pizza boats and chilli mac were my favorites but most of the time the jauil foodwas terrible stale bland and they never fed you enough to stop being hungery every nite peopkle went to bed hungery at polkcounty jail

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Alan: Yes. Taco, beans and tortillas was my favorite and pizza and spaghetti. I liked all breakfast meals. Sometimes the food was bland and way overcooked. Really just grateful for all meals.
Martin: pizza bagels were my favorite meal at polk coutny jail my second favoite meal was the chilli mac my least favorite was chicken tetrozzini

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Alan: No other snacks were offered outside of meal time. Commissary had an ok menu of choices. Ramen noodles were insanely over priced. More real world choice could be available. Some prices were fair to a good value while other items seem ridiculously over priced.
Martin: they had commisary two times a week there commisary concisted of two snickers a week two nutter butter onr hard cany one suger free candy one millkyway bar one bag jolly ranchers one bag lays

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