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Did bad food spark prison riot?

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A guard at a Kentucky prison says inmates
who rioted and set fire to buildings in August were upset over the
food they were being served.
Matt Hughes, a corrections officer at Northpoint Training
Center, says inmates complained they weren't being fed enough and
that the food was of poor quality. Hughes was testifying before a
legislative panel on Friday.
Hughes disputed the Department of Corrections' assertion that
inmates rioted because they were put on lockdown after a gang
incident. He says that's "bogus."
The Courier-Journal reports that Hughes called the food
"slop."
Inmates burned six buildings and 16 people suffered minor
injuries at the facility near Burgin on Aug. 21.
Rep. Brent Yonts has prefiled a bill that would cancel the
state's $12 million contract with Aramark Services.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com


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