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Michigan Union Will Try To Stop New Prison Food Contract

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.

CBS Detroit–07/14/2015

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States Ends Prison Food Contract With Aramark But Is New Contractor Riddled With Hunger Issues?

The Snyder administration cuts ties with troubled prison food provider Aramark Correctional Services.

CBS Detroit–07/13/2015

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Maggots Discovered At Michigan Prison During Lunch At Correctional Facility

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.

CBS Detroit–06/02/2015

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Aramark Wants A Raise? Michigan Reviewing Prison Food Service Contract Costs

The discussion comes as Aramark’s performance has been scrutinized about allegations of worker misconduct and food shortages and contamination.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2015

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Ex-Prison Food Worker Accused Of Trying To Orchestrate Inmate Assault

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2015

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5 Second Rule? Prison Food Vendor Literally Served Michigan Inmates Garbage

A food service vendor for Michigan’s correction system is in trouble once again.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2015

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Michigan Confirms Rodent-Nibbled Cake Served To Inmates

The incident resulted in the dismissal of an Aramark Correctional Services worker.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2015

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Bullets Found In Maximum Security Michigan Prison Still Puzzling Investigators

Prison investigators have been unable to determine who brought bullets into a maximum security facility in December.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2015

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Guards Protest At Prison Saying State Cuts Jeopardize Safety Of All

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2014

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Fired Michigan Prison Food Worker Files Complaint

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2014