The Spark

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

Privatized Prison-Food Poison

Jul 7, 2014

Last December, the giant food-services company Aramark won a 145-million-dollar contract to provide food at prisons in Michigan. This replaced 370 state jobs with low-wage Aramark jobs.

The result? Food shortages, understaffing, maggots in food, and most recently 150 prisoners getting extremely sick, probably from spoiled food served at the Parnall Correctional Facility in Jackson. Prisoners have protested the food at prisons across the state.

If there were such a thing as justice, the Aramark execs who peddle this rotten food and the politician cronies who gave them the contract would be on their way to a prison cell crawling with maggots. Right now!