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DRC Defends Food Service Contract As Inspection Panel Prepares Recommendations

Despite recent scrutiny into the privatization of prison food services, Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Director Gary Mohr said Wednesday the contract with Aramark won't be terminated unless it becomes "apparent" that improvements aren't being made.

Mr. Mohr and other state leaders debated the merits of the prison food service contract during a Correctional Institution Inspection Commission meeting, which focused on recent reports of maggots being discovered in food preparation areas at state facilities. (See Gongwer Ohio Report, July 8, 2014)

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