JM: How many meals did you get per day? Darrin: only one hot meal a day. breakfast was a sack meal
and then supper is a sack supper. Jessica: 3 meals a day. Snacks for special diets like
pregnant diabetic and so on.
JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why. Darrin: on a scale of 1-10 one being worse and 10 being
best jail food i would give Montcalm County a -10.
the sack meals are all cold. the 1 hot meal a day
usually gets to every cell cold because it sits in
a cold hallway for 15 min or more before being
delivered to the cells. the food is bland and the
portions are not enough to fill an adult. they
also do not provision for people with food
allergies they tell them to just not eat what they
are allergic to; which is why one person died in
that jail from a peanut butter sandwich. Jessica: I work in the kitchen and prepared the food. It
was not that bad. It is probably healthier then
what most people consume outside of jail. But its
not got lots of sugars or salt or seasoning.
Because everything is measured and it is a strict
diet. The only thing that was really crappy was
breakfast 6am lunch 12 dinner 4pm you got hungry
in the evening.
JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals? Darrin: i personally hated every meal in this jail. i
would only eat when i was so hungry i could not
stand the hunger pains any more. Jessica: They have a everything must go soup...GROSS its
all the leftovers in a stew. They use a lot of
beans and rice. The chicken was not bad and the
JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it? Darrin: the jail does not offer any snacks unless ordered
by the Jail nurse or PA. the commissary was not
well thought out food wise and was so expensive
that with the spending limit a person can not buy
much food if any if they need hygiene, cloths, and
stationary. Jessica: No other snacks are offered to regular inmates.
However diabetics and pregnant women get snacks.
The commissary was not bad selection sucked.
Prison had way better. But for the most part it
was reasonable. The hygiene products are a bit
expensive. 3.49 for suave shampoo...is crazy. But
honey buns where like 75 cents candy bars like
1.69 so not to bad.