SAULT STE. MARIE (WWJ/AP) – A former food supervisor who worked at a Michigan prison will serve two years to five years for trying to have an inmate assaulted.

The Michigan Attorney General’s office says 27-year-old Michael Young of Kincheloe was sentenced Thursday in Sault Ste. Marie. He was convicted in December of solicitation to commit assault with intent to cause great bodily harm.

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Young was working for a private company, Aramark, at the Kinross Correctional Facility in the Upper Peninsula in 2014 when he asked an inmate to set up an assault on another inmate at a different prison.

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Investigators say 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.

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