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Interview with Dodo and Misty

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Dodo: 3 meals per day, bagged lunch in RHU and intake
Misty: You get three meals a day I suspect that night if you're diabetic

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Dodo: monotony, very little real, fresh food, most food was fast food style frozen food that was reheated. did accomodate meatless diets. Alot of very unhealthy junk, like breakfast was a snack cake. as mnetioned earlier, pork-free, so most meats were chicken or turkey based, hot dogs might have been beef
Misty: The good isn't that bad but the do not help you too much if you are on a special diet. If you are a vegetarian they tell you they do not have all vegetable diets. The diabetic diet is bad too they rinse off fruit soaked in corn syrup and say its diabetic food.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Dodo: pierogies were hockey pucks, mystery meat was beaver tail, holidays were better than usual, with turkey and gravy and maybe a dessert.
Misty: I didn't really have any favorite food but they serve perogies that are deep fried and hard as a brick

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Dodo: commissary was expensive and necessary, especially for men who needed more calories, ramen noodles were over $1.00, commissary creates a hierarchy of those who have and those who don't and creates a within jail blackmarket.
Misty: There were no snacks offered unless you're diabetic or your blood sugar dropped low Commissary was not that expensive but it depended on what you wanted to buy. There were lots of different things from over-the-counter pain medication to sanitary products. You could also purchase things like soups but there was no way to heat them up

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