Female Inmates Claim They Found Maggots In Food
For the second time in a week, inmates claim they found maggots at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.
Family members of inmates tell 10TV prisoners report finding maggots in beans served at lunch on Monday.
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections says it suspects the beans were overcooked and the inmates were mistaken.
J.T., he asked us not to use his last name, says he's not convinced.
"I don't know. I've never mistaken overcooked beans for maggots," he said. J.T. says his wife is an inmate at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. He says she called home after lunch to tell him what happened.
"Right as she was sitting down and her friend said there's maggots in my food and started spitting it out and my wife went and dumped her tray."
Aramark, the company contracted to provide meals for Ohio's 26 prisons, says it's investigating claims of maggots like these in this prison kitchen and others.
10TV has obtained this report from one week ago at the women's reformatory that shows staff members confirmed "live maggots" in the turkey...and blamed an "electric meat slicer" as the source of the maggots.
On June 24th, staff at Trumbull Correctional Institute in Northeast Ohio reported a "maggot infestation" on the serving line.
10TV has obtained another incident report dated January 12th at the Reformatory for Women.
It reveals a food service worker wanted "vinegar and water" because "line 3 had maggots again."
A corrections officer reports the worker sprayed and wiped the area with a rag, and then "started serving lunch."
J.T. Says it's not acceptable.
10TV has learned the Union County Health Department will visit the Reformatory for Women Tuesday.
ODRC says staff inspected the food at the Reformatory for Women yesterday, but found no maggots. ODRC says it's taking the allegations seriously.