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Aramark Worker Convicted Of Trying To Arrange Inmate Assault

SAULT STE. MARIE (WWJ/AP) - A food supervisor who worked at a Michigan prison has been convicted of trying to have an inmate assaulted.

Michael Young of Kincheloe was convicted Thursday in Sault Ste. Marie.

The attorney general's office says Young was working for a private company, Aramark, at the Kinross Correctional Facility in the Upper Peninsula last year when he asked an inmate to set up an assault on another inmate at a different prison.

Investigators say the 27-year-old Young was targeting someone who was involved in the death of a family member. He offered tobacco products to the inmate in return for orchestrating the proposed assault, according to officials.

Earlier this year, the state of Michigan cut ties with Philadelphia-based Aramark after company-initiated talks about a possible billing increase and other issues. Michigan fined Aramark $200,000 last year for unapproved menu substitutions, worker misconduct and other issues.

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