Food conditions still issue in Michigan’s prisons

jail imageMichigan’s prisons are still plagued with food service problems. That’s according to liberal watchdog group Progress Michigan.

Small portions and maggots in the potatoes. Those are some of the complaints about food at various prisons across the state.

Progress Michigan discovered the complaints through a Freedom of Information Request. They say this problem has persisted since Governor Rick Snyder’s administration privatized food services in 20-12.

Sam Inglot is with Progress Michigan.

“We just think it’s time that, you know, this kind of failed experiment ends and it’s turned back to state employees.”

A spokesperson for the Department of Corrections says they’re aware of the problems and are working to better the food conditions. This includes finning the current food services provider almost 2 and a half million dollars since 20-15.