Michigan to end prison food deal with Aramark

LANSING — The state of Michigan, after resisting calls from unions andaramark public officials for more than a year to pull the plug on a problem-plagued prison food contract with Aramark Correctional Services, announced Monday it will end the three-year deal 18 months early and switch to a new vendor.

The decision to part ways with Aramark, which both the state and the company said was by mutual agreement, was widely applauded. The Free Press, using Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act, has documented a litany of problems since Philadelphia-based Aramark took over the contract in December of 2013, replacing 370 state employees.  Read More