Dining Facility Also Known As Main Line

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Federal Prison Camp Montgomery

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about life inside a prison camp, so I plan on covering one of the following topics each week.

Commissary, Restriction while here, Call outs/Cop Outs, Team meetings, Issued Items (clothing Hygiene) Medical/Dental Pill Line, Education, Shots and Infractions, Chapel, Overall dealing with staff, Dining Facility, Visiting, Jobs & Hustles, Recreation, and Age differences.

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The Dining Facility

Today lets talk about the Dining Facility. The Dining facility opens three times a day.

It opens from 5:30-6:30 for Breakfast, 10:00-11:15 for Lunch, and 4:45-6:00 for Dinner.

It is designed to feed approx 900-1000 inmates. The facility itself will hold approx 250 inmates dining at one time. It has two entrances that we come through and form two lines. The trays look like the trays when you were in school. In the mornings you are allowed to come to breakfast as you get up and in no specific order. The dorm lights are turned on at 5:30am, at which time you’ll hear a bell signaling the compound is now open and you are allowed to go outside.

For lunch you are called by your work detail. For dinner you are called to the dining facility by your unit. I lived in Mobile Unit, E Block (I put E Block because it sounds harder – but its really E Wing). The Breakfast menu is one of three items EVERY week. Monday is Grits with 1/2 pound of sugar, Tuesday Oatmeal with 1/2 pound of sugar, Wed Bran Flakes, yes you already have guessed with a 1/2 pound of sugar. Ok it is not truly 1/2 pound but they will give you as much as you want. Breakfast usually comes with a very dry muffin and apple or orange. Milk is provided every morning as well.

If you are truly interested in what they serve, here is a link the National BOP Food Menu. The BOP is standardized for the 1/4 million of us incarcerated. The tables we sat at are again much like the ones you would find in a high school cafeteria. They have recently changed tables. We now sit on round stool’s that are attached to the tables. We have some very large men in here that I can only imagine this seat is not comfortable.

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