Prison food contractor Aramark wants a raise

aramark.jpgAramark Correctional Services, the prison food contractor that faced a barrage of complaints in its first year on the job, is now seeking a possible increase in its $145-million state contract, an official said Thursday.

So, the state has invited a competitor, Florida-based Trinity Services Group, in as part of a “benchmarking review,” to look at food service costs.

Caleb Buhs, a spokesman for the Department of Technology, Management and Budget, which oversees the Aramark contract, confirmed that Trinity representatives have been touring kitchens in Michigan prisons.  Read More