Michigan prisons http://wmuk.org en Chairman of subcommittee overseeing corrections spending hails private vendor for food service http://wmuk.org/post/chairman-subcommittee-overseeing-corrections-spending-hails-private-vendor-food-service <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>The chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections says hiring a private vendor to provide food service for Michigan prisons is a victory for taxpayers.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 12:44:53 +0000 Gordon Evans 4676 at http://wmuk.org Chairman of subcommittee overseeing corrections spending hails private vendor for food service State prison food may go private http://wmuk.org/post/state-prison-food-may-go-private <p>State corrections officials have reversed course and decided to privatize food services in Michigan’s prisons. The <a href="http://www.gongwer.com">Gongwer News Service</a> says the decision was announced today. The Corrections Department had earlier rejected all bids by private companies saying they wouldn't save enough money. That led to criticism by majority Republicans in the legislature.</p><p>Officials say the winning bid by Aramark will save the state $16 million a year but could eliminate nearly 400 jobs.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:35:17 +0000 Andrew Robins 4641 at http://wmuk.org State prison food may go private