Aramark was only halfway through the three-year, 145 million dollar agreement. But it was plagued with problems such as maggots in kitchen areas, and inappropriate contact between Aramark workers and inmates. Continue reading
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.
Prison kitchens are currently exempt from local health inspections. Continue reading
Michigan’s prison food service vendor is coming under fire again, and this time it’s for serving food that had been thrown in the trash.
Since Aramark took over food services at the state’s prisons, the company has dismissed an average of eleven employees a month. Continue reading
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.
State Attorney General Bill Schuette says his office will investigate a possible murder-for-hire plot involving a prison food service worker.
Michigan State Police suspects an Aramark employee of approaching an inmate of an Upper Peninsula prison about having another inmate killed.
Gov. Rick Snyder is staying silent on the latest scandal related to the state’s prison food service contract. That’s while the matter is under investigation.
Union officials are reacting to the latest allegations against people who provide food to Michigan prisons.
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
The Michigan Department of Corrections has fined the company that handles food operations in state prisons.