JM: How many meals did you get per day? Eric: There were 3 meals per day.
JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why. Eric: The food at the Grand Traverse County Jail should
not be served to humans. The food is all processed
carbohydrates and nothing is cooked, it is all
steamed. The "meat" of the meals is all soy. There
was no reason to chew any meal. But at the same
time you absolutely HAD to eat every bit because
the portion sizes are so small that, even when you
do eat everything, you starve.
JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals? Eric: All of the meals were bad. There were no favorite
meals. My least favorite meals were all breakfast
meals. They were the smallest meal of the day
JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it? Eric: There were no snacks offered outside of the 3
regular meals. You had to order commissary. The
commissary came 2 times a week unless there was a
holiday and in that case once or less. The items
on the commissary were pretty high priced, but not
the highest of some other jails I have been to.
Also, there was something called "Fresh Favorites"
2 days a week that you could order another meal
along with your meal. There was a rotating menu
for that, and the cost was pretty reasonable.