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
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