'Murder for hire' accusation: the latest scandal for food service operator in Michigan's prisons

Sep 25, 2014

Gov. Rick Snyder is staying silent on the latest scandal related to the state’s prison food service contract. That’s while the matter is under investigation.

Last year, Michigan privatized its prison food services and hired Philadelphia-based Aramark to handle them.

The Detroit Free Press reports Michigan State Police suspects an Aramark food service worker of trying to conspire with an inmate to have another inmate killed.

“That’s a situation under investigation. It’s a criminal investigation. And that’s what I should say at this point in time,” Snyder told reporters on Thursday.

The state has already fined Aramark twice for employees having sex with inmates, food shortages, and unauthorized menu substitutions.

Democrats are calling on Governor Snyder to end the contract.