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.

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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.

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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.

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