Two years ago, after privatizing Michigan’s prison food services to a company that then set out to prove what a fiasco this sort of thing is with scandal after scandal after scandal after scandal), Gov. Rick Snyder finally fired Aramark. He then hired another private firm, Trinity Services Group.
Since that time, Trinity hasn’t fared much better, racking up $2.5 million in fines:
The Free Press published a series of reports on how the $145-million contract with Aramark had been marked by problems with food shortages, sanitation issues and Aramark workers getting too friendly with prisoners — in some cases, smuggling in drugs or other contraband or engaging in sex acts.
There also were inmate demonstrations and other unrest related to food issues. But some of those problems have continued under the new contractor. The fines assessed against the company have mostly been for unauthorized meal substitutions, delays in serving meals and inadequate staffing levels. The Free Press reported…