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Committee hears update on prison food complaints

Associated Press • Jul 28, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Reports indicate employees with Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services have repeatedly failed to provide food or run out of it since beginning work last September.

Reports also document days when Aramark employees simply failed to show up, cases of unauthorized relationships between inmates and Aramark workers, and five reports since January of maggots in food or the preparation process.

The Correctional Institution Inspection Committee said it will hear an update from Ohio prisons director Gary Mohr on Wednesday afternoon along with other witnesses.

Aramark has called the complaints part of an anti-privatization effort and said it’s making progress with operations.

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