The Spark

“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!