Michigan: Aramark Almost Serves Prisoners a Second Helping of Maggots
Maggots in the Michigan prison system? And, no we're not talking about the criminals. A report from the Detroit Free Press indicates that the Michigan Department of Corrections has forced a prison in Jackson to throw out certain food items after prisoners reported maggots crawling around.
A spokesperson for the agency claims maggots were discovered in the potatoes, which were to be served by none other than Aramark Correctional Services. Fortunately, it does not appear that anyone actually consumed the maggot-infested potatoes – mostly because prisoners working in the kitchen were the ones that noticed them.
The news of this gruesome discovery comes almost a year after Banana 101.5 reported on maggots being served to inmates at the Parnall Correctional Facility. Unfortunately, the prisoners in that facility were not as lucky. Several news sources confirmed that around 30 inmates got sick from allegedly eating fly larva.
Aramark has become a serious liability for the state of Michigan. Not only are they putting inmates at risk of food poisoning, or worse, but their employees have been busted smuggling drugs, engaging in sex acts with the inmates, and even assault.
"The time for a full investigation of Aramark is long past due," said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan.