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Interview with Brian, Cheeky, Marty, Linda, Charlie, Mary and Myron

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Brian: We got 3 meals and day and if you got commissary then you got to eat what you had for that, as snack foods etc. If you were on a 5000 day calorie diet then you got a brown bag at night with food.
Cheeky: 3
Marty: 3
Linda: 3
Charlie: 3
Mary: I got 3 meals per day
Myron: 3 meals per day stringently portioned!

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Brian: The food was really bad. It had no taste too it and it tasted really bad at times. Some meals were better then others but it was about a 3 on a scale of 1-10.
Cheeky: 0
Marty: On a scale from 1-10? about a 2 1/2
Linda: 0
Charlie: acceptable
Mary: I would rate the food as a 5 the food was not that good. We did not het alot of food to eat neither. They fed you the minimum required to feed an inmate. I was a worker so I got to eat co food when I wasn't working. 1
Myron: Lowest quality this side of being somehow legal. All processed meats have labels with more names than the chemicals that go into McDonald's food. Usually food was cold upon serving, juice watered down, decaf in the morning poorly made, trays weren't even sanitized properly for the longest time, probably still aren't for that matter!

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Brian: My favorite meals were anything with chicken and Bread. They had no pizza and that would have been the most favorite. The worst meals were any meals with Beans in them etc. There was so many bad ones I can't remember them all now.
Marty: dinner/breakfast
Linda: no all bad
Charlie: all acceptable
Mary: I liked the spaghetti there it wad pretty good. I guess the other good I liked was the burgers. 1
Myron: Taco day had flavor at least and the beans when cooked right offered safer protein than the meat. Cake became the highlight although never iced like the menu.said to!

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Brian: If you got commissary there was snack foods on the commissary list that you had to purchase.
Cheeky: nope not unless u had commissary
Marty: nope
Linda: commisary if you had money on books
Charlie: thru commisary
Mary: there were no snacks offered. Commessary was cool. We had a good list but it was very expensive.for a cup o noodle it was 105 that is very exppensive. You could buy packages to though
Myron: Outside commissary nothing! Ramen noodles a Buck a pack! Candy same thing, no sodas only powered drinks, various fishes in preservatives could be ordered basically if one had money you could eat fairly healthy if broke pray a guy with commissary was a cellmate or kind enough to give you his tray.

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