That’s how many reported issues were found relating to the for-profit private prison food vendor Aramark in just an 8-month period. A new report from Progress Michigan shows just how widespread the problems were and, just as important, the utter failure of the Snyder administration to correct them.
After reviewing over 25,000 pages of emails between the Department of Corrections and Aramark, Progress Michigan found:
- 2,945 Food Quality/Facility Sanitation issues
- 485 Prisoner safety/Facility Security issues
- 277 Administrative issues
But that’s not all. According to Progress Michigan, “The Department of Corrections failed to address 1,791 of the issues allowing them to become persistent or recurring in Michigan’s prison kitchens.”
Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan, released this statement: