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Interview with Girliegirl, Paul, Tyler, Tom, Ryan, Zach and Pat

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Girliegirl: 3
Paul: 3
Tyler: Three meals a day. Breakfast each day at 5am, Lunch at noon, dinner at 5pm.
Tom: 3 meal a day right.
Ryan: we were given three meals a day.
Zach: Three.
Pat: 3

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Girliegirl: -9734739047
Paul: gross
Tyler: BAD!
Tom: the food was the worst the always cold blane never enough and just poor quility sometime over cooked sometimes under cook just sloppy all the way around i would never want to eat food like that if i can call it food it was just the worst i ever had.
Ryan: They would be ranked verry low. At maybe a 3. And that might be a little too generous. They would get that ranking because the breakfasts would usually concist of a piece of bread, and either oatmeal, or grits,(with no sugar packets) and poudered milk. And that was every morning. And dinners would be two balogna sandwiches, a poudered drink mix, and 5 small cookies. And that was dinner every night.
Zach: Objectively, I could give it a 6/10. Prior experience, I could give it a 7/10 (ever eaten MRE's for 14 months?)
Pat: GROSS! Grits, frozen apples, bologna sandwich every night for dinner.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Girliegirl: All were least favorite meals. Cold when supposed to be hot and hot when supposed to be cold. Hard stale bread and disgusting water.
Paul: hated it all!!!
Tyler: NO, all the food is pretty bad. Breakfast was O.K. just Corn Flakes, sugar, carton of milk, two slices of bread, butter, two cookies.
Tom: we had the same thing for breakfast the same thing for lunch and two bologna sanwiches for dinner every day.
Ryan: The food really wasn't that good to have a favorite. the lunches were the only good hot meals that we were served. and they didn't have any salt or pepper to them. But the worst was any dinner. balogna sandwiches everynight was a bit much. And after a while, they were hard to even eat.
Zach: Breakfast was always a good one. All your basic food groups on one steaming tray.
Pat: Least favorite Bologna stew. Favorite was PB&J Mondays

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Girliegirl: you had to buy them. Cup of noodles, cookies, candy.
Paul: yes
Tyler: Only via the commissary. You can order commissary as long as you have cash on your account. Any cash you have when you go to jail is in your account (minus a $12 booking charge). People can add money to your account from the outside. Commissary orders are placed at 8am on Friday morning and orders are delivered on Monday around 10am. You can order personal items such as underwear, socks, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. You can also order snacks such as candy bars, chips, cookies, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, cheese, tortillas, etc.
Tom: yeah but they were really expensive and commissary was as well but you had to but it because the jail didnt feed the inmates enough to you would lose weight if you didnt buy commissary.
Ryan: No, they didn't offer or supply any other food or snacks outside of the 3 meals a day that were provided. other food was allowed to be purchased off of commisary. but was all extremely overpriced. an example would be the pack of ramen noodles that are usually bought for 10 cents, were sold for 60 cents.
Zach: any snacks or sundry items would be purchased through the commissary. It was approximately a 5-10x markup of regular store prices, but there were so many choices...

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