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Interview with Freya, Jen and Cathy

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Freya: 3
Jen: 3
Cathy: Three. Breakfast was at 5:30am, Lunch at 10:30am and Dinner at 4:30pm

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Freya: ok for institutional
Jen: poor
Cathy: Poor, especially for a picky eater such as myself. Menus were set and each Monday you got x y & z, Tuesdays, a, b & c, etc. Each Monday you would get the same meals as the Monday before. There was never enough. American Chop Suey was tolerable but you only got a small scoop, a couple of slices of bread (no butter or margarine) a small scoop of a veggie and a small container of ice cream or pudding.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Freya: no--they were al pretty bland
Jen: no
Cathy: I loved the baked chicken..I'd make it at home if I had the recipie! American Chop Suey wasn't bad. Worst was the chicken croquettes and salisbury steak. Inmates are frequently given mashed potatoes but are not given butter/margarine to put on them so they're on the bland side

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Freya: only through the commissary.
Jen: no
Cathy: No snacks offered outside of meals. You had to buy all snacks through Commissary. There was a decent enough selection through Commissary, but it was expensive-.75 for a tiny bag of chips with about 6 chips to a bag. Between snacks, soda and hygiene products, I averaged $40-$50 a week and I didn't "live large".

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