SAULT STE. MARIE (WWJ/AP) – A food supervisor who worked at a Michigan prison has been convicted of trying to have an inmate assaulted.
Michael Young of Kincheloe was convicted Thursday in Sault Ste. Marie.READ MORE: Striking Kellogg's Workers Receiving 3% Raises In New Contract
The attorney general’s office says Young was working for a private company, Aramark, at the Kinross Correctional Facility in the Upper Peninsula last year when he asked an inmate to set up an assault on another inmate at a different prison.READ MORE: 87% Of Michigan's COVID ICU Patients Unvaccinated, Hospital Association Says
Investigators say the 27-year-old Young was targeting someone who was involved in the death of a family member. He offered tobacco products to the inmate in return for orchestrating the proposed assault, according to officials.
Earlier this year, the state of Michigan cut ties with Philadelphia-based Aramark after company-initiated talks about a possible billing increase and other issues. Michigan fined Aramark $200,000 last year for unapproved menu substitutions, worker misconduct and other issues.MORE NEWS: Democrats Renew Push For Gun-Control Legislation After Oxford High School Shooting
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