“Filthy” kitchen facilities, inadequate hand-washing practices, and bugs in light fixtures were repeatedly noted in food-safety inspections of Kansas prisons conducted between January 2013 and July 2014, according to recent news reports. The monthly and sometimes less-frequent inspections were conducted by the Kansas Department of Corrections, with some of its employees reportedly working in the same facilities they inspected. Nineteen facilities were inspected, including seven of the state’s 10 prisons and satellite units, and 338 inspections were done. Some of them showed the same problems for months in a row. At a juvenile correctional facility in Topeka, KS, inspections
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