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Ex-Prison Worker Gets 2-5 Years Behind Bars For Trying To Arrange Inmate Assault

SAULT STE. MARIE (WWJ/AP) - A former food supervisor who worked at a Michigan prison will serve two years to five years for trying to have an inmate assaulted.

The Michigan Attorney General's office says 27-year-old Michael Young of Kincheloe was sentenced Thursday in Sault Ste. Marie. He was convicted in December of solicitation to commit assault with intent to cause great bodily harm.

Young was working for a private company, Aramark, at the Kinross Correctional Facility in the Upper Peninsula in 2014 when he asked an inmate to set up an assault on another inmate at a different prison.

Investigators say 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.

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