State prisons look to private food ve...

State prisons look to private food vendors to save money

There are 2 comments on the WHIOTV story from Feb 7, 2013, titled State prisons look to private food vendors to save money. In it, WHIOTV reports that:

Ohio plans to hire a private vendor to feed 50,179 inmates in the state's 32 adult and youth prisons, a move that the Kasich Administration expects will save taxpayers $16 million a year but that state prison workers say could lead to trouble.

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Ohio Wrangler

Mogadore, OH

#1 Feb 8, 2013
Ohio has a problem with the persons who run the kitchen. They can have too many inmates on kitchen jobs, and they get paid better. The kitchen inmates walk off with meat and bread most of the time that they sell in the pods. The kitchen inmates short the trays on meat so they can sell it. I don't know if all the prisons run the same way, but the one I do know--has no accountability in the operation of the kitchen.
I hope that hiring a private contractor will be a well thought out process with stringent guidelines on the service, and ways to check they follow the rules and guidelines. We don't want the food contract to go to money hungry incompetents like the one Ohio let have Lake Erie Correctional. They cleaned up some of their act, but the criminals still run the place. It is very dangerous for inmates that just want to serve their time. So much theft, extortion, etc still unchecked.
prison blows

Myrtle Beach, SC

#2 Feb 9, 2013
anything better then prison foo oh hell thats a sntence itself lol

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