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News from Progress Michigan

June 2, 2015

Contact: Sam Inglot,

Tip: Maggots Served Today to Michigan Prisoners at Jackson Correctional Facility

Tip to Progress Michigan details latest Aramark scandal

JACKSON — Progress Michigan has received a tip that maggots were once again found in the food of an Aramark-run cafeteria. According to the tip from a person with direct knowledge of the incident, prisoners at the Jackson Correctional Facility cooked potatoes containing maggots and served them to fellow inmates while under Aramark supervision earlier today. This is just the latest scandal in a long line of issues related to the state’s contract with Aramark.

“Once again, it seems that Aramark has failed in their duty to follow their contract with Michigan taxpayers,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “The time for a full investigation of Aramark is long past due. If Gov. Snyder, Attorney General Schuette and the Department of Corrections are not going to hold Aramark accountable, then the Michigan Legislature must launch an investigation.”

This latest allegation comes just as Aramark is asking the state to review its contract, which is the likely first step in asking the state to pay them more for their services. Over the past year and half, the Aramark contract has been plagued with problems and foul ups, including drug smuggling and sexual relations with inmates by Aramark employees.


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