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Michigan ends Aramark prison food services deal

jail2 11-08-13Michigan and its controversial prison food services supplier, Aramark, are parting ways.

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

Lawmakers: Health departments should inspect prison kitchens


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

Continuing incidents by Aramark employees remain an issue

prison 11-26-13Problems continue to mount for Aramark Correctional Services as it reaches the one year mark in it’s contract to handle food services at Michigan prisons.

Since Aramark took over food services at the state’s prisons, the company has dismissed an average of eleven employees a month. Continue reading

Aramark will boost pay, staffing, training to help fix prison food problems

prison 11-26-13The 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.
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AG’s office to investigate Aramark employee accused in ‘murder-for-hire’ plot

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).

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.
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Snyder stands by Aramark contract, says problems are being fixed







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.

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