Friday, January 29, 2010
Gov. Steve Beshear of Kentucky can't understand why his state should spend money to audit Aramark Corp.'s food delivery services when Kentucky is strapped for cash. Well Aramark's substandard provision of food led to riots in multiple facilities last year that will end up costing the state nearly $10 million to recover from. Listen here, Steve Beshear: if you keep allowing this company to skimp on the food they provide inmates to the point where they RIOT, it's going to cost you a hell of a lot more to clean up the damage, and pay off lawsuit settlements, than it would to audit Aramark. Again I must say, you get what you pay for, Mr. Beshear, so if you don't want prisoners to riot, make sure you feed them properly (i.e. don't bring in a private, profit-driven company to do it).