The state of Michigan has terminated its prison foodservice contract with Aramark Correctional Services and has signed a new outsource deal with corrections segment specialist Trinity Services Group. The contract with Aramark was ended by mutual agreement after the two sides could not agree on changes to the deal requested by the contractor.
Trinity’s three year deal is worth $158 million and covers foodservices to Michigan’s 45,000 inmates across 33 facilities. There will be a 60-day transition period through September 9, when Trinity fully takes over.
“Michigan will now partner with Trinity Services Group to provide food service for prisoners in all state-run correctional facilities. We will remain focused on moving forward," Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said in a statement following the announcement. "Michigan will continue to realize significant cost savings from this new contract. Our departments will work tirelessly with both companies to ensure a smooth, collaborative transition as well as quality service, security and safety within the facilities during the change.”
Founded in 1990 in Tampa, Trinity was a unit of Compass Group before being acquired in 2012 by investment group HIG Capital. Last year, it added significantly to its business when it acquired Swanson Services Corp., a vendor of commissary and a variety of technical services to more than 500 corrections clients in 41 states. It currently operates in 44 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, serving some 300,000 inmates daily.
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