JM: How many meals did you get per day? Megan: Three meals per day were offered
JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why. Megan: Overall, the food was terrible. It was not healthy
at all. Too many hot dogs, bologna, chips, etc. I
am allergic to eggs. I informed them of this when I
was brought in and reminded them via request forms
3 different times and yet almost every day, I got a
hard boiled egg for breakfast that I couldn't eat.
Again, it's jail...I don't expect super high
quality food, but it really was terrible. Food was
a source of conflict, too, with people trading
because portions were so small. There was also a
significant difference between what was given to
the mens' pods and the womens' and I don't just
mean calorie intake either. For example, men got
condiments like ketchup or salt; women had to
purchase them off commissary. Terrible.
JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals? Megan: At one point, the jail garden was harvested and a few
meals were made with fresh vegetables from the garden.
They were amazing. They made a zucchini parmesean
(like eggplant parmesean) that was amazingly good. The
chili was pretty good too. Worst meal by far was the
JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it? Megan: Sodas were offered for extra purchase through the
jail 2-3 times per week and I believe nachos were
also offered once during my stay. The costs of the
commissary food were not unreasonable (except for
coffee), but the regular food did not provide
enough sustenance so people traded off their
commissary constantly. "I'll pay you back if..."
caused lots of fights.