JM: How many meals did you get per day? Roxie: You had to be at the 'gate' at 4:00 a.m. to receive
breakfast (cold cereal) and your lunch. Dinner was
served in the evening. Jaime: We were served 3 meals a day(pregnant woman got a fourth
JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why. Roxie: The food was ok; obviously not great. You had to
get up in the morning to get both your breakfast and
lunch. The cereal wasn't bad, but repetitious, as
was the lunch, which was invariably baloney, white
bread, an apple and chips. Not terribly nutritious.
The evening meals varied as far as taste. Jaime: I would rate it as decent but not great. Sometimes it was bad,
burnt, overcooked, barely any flavor, etc. But for the most part
it wasnt too bad. I think some salt to add would of helped a
lot of times. Some of it was actually good, i love bread
pudding and the bread pudding there was really good. It did
get quite monotoneous and definately could of used a lot
more fruit and vegetables.
JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals? Roxie: They raised pigs on the jail grounds. Therefore,
the dinners that included ham were the most
flavorful and most filling. Jaime: My favorite was the boiled egg at breakfast most days,and
the bread pudding. My least favorite was whenever it was
pork. I do not eat pork, so i was quite hungry on these days.
JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it? Roxie: There was an adequate commissary that offered the
usual junk, and comfort food. It was fairly
expensive. Definitely not comparable to outside
store prices. However, it was the highlight of most
people's week, and definitely very popular. Jaime: The only snacks offered outside of meals were for diabetics
and pregnant women, in the form of a fourth meal, a sack
lunch at night.
Comissary was a bunch of junk food. It wasnt terribly
expensive but it was definately overpriced.