The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Prison “Food” Racket

Nov 13, 2017

Almost a year ago, there was a riot in one of the state prisons in the Upper Peninsula. One of the major factors involved the problems with food.

The state privatized the prison food service a few years ago, and there have been problems ever since. The state changed companies, but it hasn’t helped. Maggots, mold and dirt were found in the food at a prison near Jackson, Michigan in three separate recent incidents.

The latest news is that the newest company–Trinity–has figured out a way to profit even more. If they serve bad food, the prisoners will be forced to buy food from the prison store–AND–the company that runs the prison store is now part of that same Trinity company serving the regular “meals.” What a racket!