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Inmates protest food quality at 2nd northern Michigan prison

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An official says inmates at a second prison in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have participated in a peaceful protest over the quality of food provided by a state contractor.

Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz says demonstrations at Chippewa Correctional Facility took place Saturday through Monday. They followed protests March 20-21 at Kinross Correctional Facility, another Kincheloe-area prison.

Gautz tells the Detroit Free Press food and other issues were the subject of the protest at Chippewa. He says nearly all prisoners in one wing refused to show up for meals and the level of coordination among inmates was unusual.

Oldsmar, Florida-based Trinity Services Group replaced Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services as Michigan's prison food contractor last year.

The Associated Press sent an email Thursday seeking comment from a Trinity spokesman.

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