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Interview with KENNY

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
KENNY: 3 very small meals. If you don't have money on canteen account you starve and lose weight. 4:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. breakfast, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. lunch, and 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have money when you come in you have to sign a list to transfer the money and it takes one week for the money to post on account. So you have to wait a week before you can eat enough to sleep well. A lot of people ordered top ramen noodles which when there was hot water they could be cooked. Some of the nice officers would bring hot water when the hot water tore up so that we could have hot noodles. C.G. and Officer B. put a stop to that and everyone had noodles. So we had to eat them in cold water.

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
KENNY: The food was o.k. but not enough of it on the plates. Not all the sections of the plates were full. One piece of white bread in the biggest square to make a sandwich. One pack of crackers covered one square. A lot of times there was one empty square on the trays. Good god beans, beans and more beans like 4 days out of the week. I had more beans in one month there than I have in a whole year at home. A boiled egg every morning for breakfast (29 boiled egg)s. Scrambled eggs one morning (only one day). Tomato soup with sliced Tomatos and juice. Gross the milk was a powder that looked like concrete mix and also tasted like it. There were big plugs of powder in the cups that were given to us to drink.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
KENNY: None there. When I got out I got some food that I could digest unlike their food.

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
KENNY: No none from the county. Only if you had money on canteen which was given out once a week as it was allowed to be ordered once a week also.

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