Dear Miss Breed: Letters from Camp

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Family life and privacy were disrupted in camp and living conditions were poor. Internees lived in hastily constructeed barracks. Bathing facilities and outhouses were communal and meals were served in mess halls with long lines and crowded tables. Because regulations limited the cost of feeding each internee to less than 50 cents per day, the food in camp was substandard. Many internees enclosed money in their correspondence with Miss Breed and asked her to shop for items unavailable in camp. Miss Breed sent books, clothing, sewing materials, and food. She often returned the money when she mailed the items.
 
 


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