EAST LANSING — State Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) released a statement following reports that four additional Aramark employees has been fired today for inappropriate sexual conduct with inmates:

“Once again, misconduct by Aramark employees have caused disruption in our prison system. What started out as a few concerning incidents has grown into to a pattern of continued poor performance. The result of this failed privatization policy is more than 80 Aramark employees have been banned from correction facilities for their transgressions, maggots found in the food and unrest amongst inmates due to poor food quality. All of this leads to dangerous conditions for our corrections officers and ultimately the general public. I’m calling on Governor Snyder and the Department of Corrections to immediately terminate this contract. Continuing this contract only serves to further jeopardize public safety.”