Lansing About 200 inmates at Kinross Correctional Facility in the eastern Upper Peninsula took part in a peaceful demonstration Monday that evidently was food-related, state corrections officials confirmed Tuesday.
The prisoners left their cells for about 25 minutes and returned without incident, according to a Corrections Department spokesman. The protest may have been connected to changes in menus and food selections following a switch to a private food service provider for the state prison system, officials acknowledged.
In a money-saving effort, the department signed a contract with service giant Aramark Corp. to handle food preparation. State workers previously had prepared meals for inmates.