The Michigan Department of Corrections plans to ramp up efforts in the coming year to recruit more women to work in prisons.
Heidi Washington. Photo Credit: Gov. Rick Snyder’s office.
The state’s top prison official is stepping down to take another position in the Snyder Administration in July.
Problems 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
Bills that seek to reduce prison spending in Michigan seem to have momentum going into the last weeks of the Legislature’s 2014 session. Continue reading
Governor Rick Snyder says a deal with a private contractor to provide food for state prisons could be terminated if there are future problems with the company. Aramark Food Services was awarded the $145 million, three-year contract last December. But the arrangement has been beset by problems since then.
The company that has been supplying Michigan’s Prisons with food for six months has been warned that if it doesn’t solve its problems its contract could be terminated.