Aramark serves food from the garbage to Michigan prison inmates.
Despite threats to terminate its contract, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) won’t let go of the company, which claims it will save taxpayers $12-16 million.Saving $12-16 million? Imagine how much we could save if we closed prisons, instead.
My husband, who is not in Michigan, tells me of meat served long past its expiration date at the prison where he is assigned.
Prisons are a punishment because inmates are separated from their friends and family. That is the punishment. Piling poor treatment--extreme cold, extreme heat, spoiled food, sleep deprivation--on top of that is egregious.
We have a moral imperative to consider--and thoughtfully reject--a long list of alternatives before we put someone in prison.