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Interview with Sparkie, Craig and Allison

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Sparkie: 3
Craig: Three
Allison: 3 meals provided per day.

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Sparkie: so-so
Craig: Some meals were ok and some were terrible. Overall you didn't get enough food. They served soup with lunch and dinner. And that to was good and bad. You can get seconds on soup if there's any leftover.
Allison: Aweful! I was , after some time, provided with kosher meals which were frozen and much better than the regular food. The portions on both meals were very small and we were not allowed to keep food not eaten or save for later. so, if you were not hungry- too bad.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Sparkie: no
Craig: My favorite was the chicken and turkey dinners. The worst was hot dogs. I don"t know how you screw up a hot dog but they did. They were horrible.
Allison: Breakfast was better than any other. Oatmeal and farina was ok but cold. The coffee was terrible: watered down to no taste.

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Sparkie: if you bought commissary
Craig: No snacks that I can remember. Commissary was good you can get just about anything from soups to thermals to calling cards. Prices were fair.
Allison: No other snacks offered unless you were pregnant. Commissary options were actually decent and pricing was moderate; of course you needed someone to put money on your account which many did not have. some girls had alot of money and opened "stores" doubling their snacks in the process.

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