Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the state Capitol say it’s time for prison kitchens to be inspected by local health agencies. That’s after the most recent instance of maggots found in a corrections food service facility.
The private company that manages food services in state prisons has agreed to hire more people and improve wages and training. It’s part of an effort to fix the state’s problem-plagued agreement with Aramark. Continue reading →
Governor Rick Snyder is standing by the state’s contract with a private prison food vendor. That’s despite a report this week that an Aramark employee has been charged with smuggling heroin and other drugs into the state prison in Saint Louis. That’s on top of earlier instances of inappropriate contact between Aramark employees and inmates and food shortages in some prisons.
Aramark is finding itself in hot water again, this time for violations of its contract with the Michigan Department of Corrections at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia. Continue reading →