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Interview with Helen and Leon

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Helen: I was offered three but only ate once and didn't eat a whole meal.
Leon: 3 meals a day.

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Helen: I didn't eat that much because the food didn't look or smell that appetizing. I ate maybe once a day, towards the afternoon. I am used to having coffee in the morning and I know that coffee is expensive but I don't know what it was they gave me but it wasn't coffee.
Leon: The food wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either. Once a month you get chicken, which was delicious. Breakfast is either corn flakes, meat gravy, farina or oatmeal. Usually served with fried bologna. Lunch was ALWAYS served with beans (I think they did that just to screw with us, haha). Lunch and dinner there was a variety of things, like spaghetti, soup, hot dogs, things like that. They'd give you cookies or cake too.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Helen: The spagetti looked kind of like throw up and the rest of the food didn't look as bad but it wasn't that great either.
Leon: My favorite breakfast was the corn flakes because it is the only time they give you sugar while you're in jail. My favorite lunched and dinners were the meat'n'mac.

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Helen: There weren't any other snacks offered outside of meals. I didn't order commissary but I was told that it was expensive by my cell mate. Alot of people order ramen noodles but I couldn't understand how they were able to cook it without access to hot water or a microwave.
Leon: Commissary was kind of pricey but not too bad. A candy bar was a dollar and change, you could buy a crappy radio for 40 bucks.

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