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Interview with Sarah, Drew and Paul

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Sarah: Three.
Drew: We got three meals a day
Paul: they serve three meals a day, except now at all transfer facilities like Garza West, East, Holiday all only give two meals a day on the weekends.

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Sarah: Poor and awful.
Drew: I would rate the food as being made by someone who isn't going to eat the same thing as we do it is disgusting ,I could not wait for ham or balonga sandwich on Wednesdays it is cold most of the time couse they deliver it to all the dorms my
Paul: The food was ok, some meals are better than others. It usually depends on the inmates because they are the ones that make it so if its going to be something good like chicken or cake they tend to prepare it with a little more tlc. The food is ok but honestly if your family does not send you money for commissary you will be hungry most of the time because what they serve isnt enough to be satisfying. They serve child portions and if the food isnt good you wont even eat that.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Sarah: My favorite was oatmeal because it was at least edible. That was the only thing I liked.
Drew: My fav was the sandwich my least fav was eggs fake eggs disgusting pink hot dogs, fake ass biscuits hard ass bread
Paul: My favorite meal was baked chicken which they served once a month because it was an actual grown man serving. It was the closest meal youll get to being in the free world. My least favorite meal had to be the mystery meat, sometimes you would get what looked like slop, know one could tell you what it was other than it tasted like crap.

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Sarah: Only if you bought them from the commissary. The pregnant girls got a snack.
Drew: Commissary was bullshit charging me eighty five cent for a tweety five cent ramen soup everything is overpriced and they do not provide products for black people although expensive if you have commissary you can have a descent locker
Paul: the only other snacks outside of the meals was from ommissary. Commissary was good it was a life saver for me. They have all your essentials, cookies, sodas, chips, soups. You were only aloud a $80 spend every two weeks and you were aloud to only go twice, so if you spent all your eighty the first go around then you would have to wait till the new spend to go again.

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