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Interview with Dale

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Dale: There were three, although one could spend their commissary money on things such as candy bars or packets of soup.

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Dale: I imagine it was better than dog food, but only barely. Jail is not a five star hotel; they're obligated to meet the minimum caloric and nutritional requirements mandated by law, and that's it. I would guess that they also have to acquire this food at the lowest cost possible. It wasn't outright repulsive, to put it graciously.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Dale: My least favorite meals were they ones that included chunks of some kind of gray meat matter. It could not be identified either by sight or by taste.

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Dale: As stated above, various items such as candy bars and packets of soup--and possibly instant coffee, I can't recall--were available from the commissary. I never partook, but having glanced at the menu of items, I believe the prices were reasonable.

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