Ed Buss told reporters in Lansing that better staffing alleviates other problems, and overall performance of Aramark Correctional Services “needs to be much better.”
The prison food service worker allegedly approached an inmate about arranging to have another inmate killed.
It’s at least the second case of an Aramark employee being accused of smuggling drugs since the company began a $145-million contract with Michigan in December.
Gov. Rick Snyder has hired the former chief of prisons in Florida and Indiana to oversee Michigan’s troubled three-year, $145M contract with a company supplying inmates with food.
Gov. Rick Snyder said the transition to Aramark has seen “errors on both sides of the relationship.”
Surveillance video shows the four women kissing and sexually touching male inmates inside a walk-in cooler.
For the second time in less than a week, maggots have been found in a Michigan prison’s food service area.
Authorities say about 30 Michigan prison inmates have been treated for symptoms consistent with food poisoning.
Security at Michigan prisons has apparently gotten weaker in the six weeks since food service operations were handed over to a private contractor.
State officials reversed themselves Tuesday in deciding to hire a private company to prepare food for Michigan’s 44,000 prisoners, saying they originally misjudged a plan that would actually save the state about $16 million.