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Interview with Drew and Matt

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Drew: Three morning noon and night
Matt: We recieved three, SMALL meals a day.

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Drew: I would rate the food probably a 4 out ten on a one to ten sliding scale. Mostly soy products some make inmates sick and there is a diet program which is loosely followed and barely enforced according to food allergies and other medical issues. It was healthy though alot of breads and starchy items.
Matt: If I were to rate the food on a scale of one through ten, I would rate it at a 3. The taste is alright I guess, but they dont give you enough to fill you up. I know many other inmates who would agree that they dont get fed enough, and that they have spent many a long night hungry waiting for the meager breakfast they supply.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Drew: My favorite meal was the chicken fried steak with bread and carrots. My least favorite was the soy patty also known as the beavertail.
Matt: Every meal was my favorite, because I would be so hungry waiting from the last. When your in a jail, you dont have anything 'least' favorite, you eat what you get and you eat all of it.

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Drew: There was plenty of snacks offered outside of the kitchen at a inflated rate. It was adequate soups dry snacks cookies, pastries and chips. As well as actual food and was almost double the street price on some items. also hygiene was offered
Matt: No, there were no 'snacks' outside of meals, besides comissary. Anything outside of the three meals a day you recieved, you have to pay for. Comissary is ok, if you can afford it. And its EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE, prices can be up to at least three times what they are on the outside.

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