Aramark is Back in the News
Just when the Snyder administration thought things couldn't get worse for Aramark, comes word that one of the food supplier's workers could be involved in a murder-for-hire plot.
The Lansing State Journal is reporting today that a worker at the Kinross Correctional Facility in the Upper Peninsula allegedly approached an inmate there to arrange a deal. The inmate, who went to authorities, said he was asked to arrange the death of another inmate at a prison in the state's Lower Peninsula.
There is no word yet on what the arrangement was or why the inmate was being targeted, but a report is being prepared to be sent to the Chippewa County Prosecutor's Office to determine how the case will move forward.
The worker, who has not been identified, has been placed on a "stop order" which bans him from prison property. He has not, though, been arrested.
The incident is just the latest headline-grabbing story to link Aramark to wrongdoing.
Workers have already been fired or disciplined for drug smuggling and inappropriate relationships with inmates, and the company has come under fire for serving unapproved menu items, cold or moldy food, and having maggots found in or near food supplies.
Some claim it's all part of a negative public relations campaign to discredit the service provider which was contracted by the state displacing nearly 400 state employees.,
Aramark currently has a three-year deal for $145 million to provide food to the state's correctional facilities.
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