Audit finds Kentucky over-billed for prison food

LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - An audit of Kentucky's contract with food services giant Aramark found over-billing, a lack of documentation and noncompliance with multiple rules.

Kentucky works with Aramark to supply the state prisons with food for inmates. State Auditor Crit Luallen said in a 61-page probe released Thursday that "significant deviations" exist between requirements and what is called for in $12 million contract between Kentucky and Philadelphia, Pa.-based Aramark. Other problems cited by Luallen's office included not following approved recipes and failing to document the quality and quantity of food.

Aramark didn't immediately respond Thursday to a request for comment.

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