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Interview with Jonathan and Mike

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Jonathan: You get 3 meals a day. early breakfast 6am, early lunch 11am, early supper 4pm.
Mike: Three meals a day, morning, noon and night.

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Jonathan: It's not great, but dedham is better than most jails. It's the same menu every week, so it gets repetitive. It's usually plain oatmeal for breakfast, one day it's cold cereal, one day pancakes. Lunch is usually a bologna sandwich. Dinner is pasta, or a terrible chili or hamburger. I grade the food a C.
Mike: The food in Norfolk was pretty good but you are always hungry if you don't make canteen. But the food isn't bad eggs or cereal or oatmeal for breakfast, sandwich and salad for lunch and a hot dinner, fair portions and everything was eatable. The food was much better than other county jails I have been in.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Jonathan: Favorite meal was the terrible chili, because the portion was big. Least favorite was the luches, because they were always small.
Mike: Hard boiled eggs for breakfast, lunch was always eatable and for dinner my favorite was chili the turkey dinner was pretty good as well.

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Jonathan: The only snacks you can get outside of meals has to be purchased from commissary. The prices of commissary are high. For instance, 1 package of Ramen noodles costs about 90 cents. In a grocery store it's about 10 cents.
Mike: No snacks without commissary, the commissary at Norfolk was a little expensive. Ramen soup was $1.05 which is high. I survived on peanut butter and coffee, generally spent 10-20$ a week if I had it.

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