John Oliver blasts Aramark’s prison food

In the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver made fun of Aramark, the contractor who staffs and supplies Leo’s, for their shoddy service and poor quality of food for the prisoners they serve. Yep, that’s right. The company that brings food to Leo’s also brings food to prisons.

Oliver highlighted a part of Aramark’s website that claims “with Aramark, you can expect more—more savings” as an example of poor quality. The short bit on Aramark was part of a longer segment on prison privatization.

Last Week also ran clips of news reports which showed that Aramark ran out of food for prisoners on 65 occasions and served food with maggots in it on five.

“That is not good,” Oliver said. “The only time you are happy to hear the words ‘maggots were found’ is when you are a maggot whose family was lost at sea.”

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