Jail food

What It's Like to Eat Some of the Worst Prison Food in America

During my seven-month stay in a county jail, I experienced a culinary horror show at the hands of Aramark, a private contractor that has been slammed with accusations of serving rotten and maggot-infested food in prisons across the US.
Stephen Katz
prison food

Why 1,200 Michigan Inmates Are Protesting Their Prison's Food

Inmates who spoke with MUNCHIES say they’re underfed, rotten food still lands on their trays, and food quality has dropped.
Tom Perkins
school lunch

How Chicago Students Are Fighting Disgusting School Lunches

Claiming that their cafeteria offerings—provided by private contractor Aramark—are "disgusting" and "rotten," students in Chicago Public Schools have started a boycott to fight for their right to a decent, nutritious lunch.
Tom Perkins

Michigan Is Booting Aramark From Its Prisons, but Not Over Rat-and-Maggot-Tainted Food

A disagreement over financing comes after the company's allegedly unsanitary and unsafe working conditions made headlines in the state and around the country.
Colleen Curry
dumpster dogs

The Royals and Aramark Are Proud to Present Dumpster Dog Night

The Kansas City Royals and concessions giant Aramark have been selling some pretty disgusting hot dogs.
Sean Newell
crime & drugs

Despite Allegations of Starvation, Sex, and Maggots, Ohio Wants to Renew Private Prison Food Contract

Aramark, the largest private prison food contractor in the US, has been fined thousands for infractions in jails, reviving the debate on the economic and human cost of privatization.
Liz Fields

The UK's Prison Food Nearly Started a Riot

An inmate at HMP Northumberland was so incensed by being served a cold meal that he staged a protest, perching himself over a high railing for several hours before a national tactical response unit was called in.
Munchies Staff

Michigan's Prison Food System Is Falling Apart

Food shortages, drug smuggling, sex with inmates: It might sound like another episode of Orange Is the New Black, but it's reality for many Michigan prisoners, who are at the mercy of private contractors that routinely violate safety standards.
Matthew Zuras