Last we heard from Aramark, Michigan was ending its three-year, $145-million contract with the prison food vendor 15 months early after finding inmates were served food that was rotten, had maggots in it and/or was partially eaten by rodents.
The Philadelphia private firm’s low-paid employees were caught smuggling drugs into prisons, having sex with inmates in walk-in coolers, hiring prisoners to assault others, on and on.
The state awarded
Aramark the contract in December 2013, replacing 370 unionized state employees. Republicans publicized privatizing (Isn’t that a contradiction?) this service would save taxpayers $12 million. You get what you pay for sometimes.
But Aramark’s legacy continues. The latest lawsuit comes from an inmate who claims he damaged his teeth on rocks a taco. Yum.
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