Prisons Chief Says Department Shares Blame For Food Problems

Aug 8, 2014

Credit State of Ohio

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections director Gary Mohr says his department and the private vendor that feeds inmates share responsibility for conditions that led to the discovery of maggots in meals served at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.

Mohr says an inaccessible floor drain containing food debris was a likely breeding ground for maggots found this week. It is the ninth time maggots were found in meals, the prison kitchen or dining areas this year. Many problems have emerged since Aramark Correctional Services took over prison food service last year. The prison employees union has filed a grievance over Aramark's contract.