A Michigan union pledged to try to stop a three-year, $158 million prison food contract approved Tuesday, questioning the lack of a new bid and saying state employees should again be doing the work instead.
The Snyder administration cuts ties with troubled prison food provider Aramark Correctional Services.
A Correction’s spokesperson says that there were no reports by inmates of maggots on their plates but he can’t say yet for certain that no maggots made it to the lunch table.
The discussion comes as Aramark’s performance has been scrutinized about allegations of worker misconduct and food shortages and contamination.
Authorities say a former food service worker at a prison in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula tried to get an inmate to help orchestrate the assault of another inmate.
A food service vendor for Michigan’s correction system is in trouble once again.
The incident resulted in the dismissal of an Aramark Correctional Services worker.
Prison investigators have been unable to determine who brought bullets into a maximum security facility in December.
Prison guard Kevin Ott was left with a fractured skull and stabbed multiple times after being attacked by an inmate with a lock hidden inside a sock.
A fired Michigan prison food service worker has filed a whistle-blower complaint, saying she lost her job for reporting falsified records and kitchen practices that endangered health and food safety.