Former prison employee charged with plotting attack

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A former Aramark supervisor is facing charges today of trying to hire a prison inmate to assault another inmate. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced the charge against 27-year-old Michael Young of Kinchloe in Chippewa County.

Young had been employed by Aramark at the Kinross Correctional Facility in the Upper Peninsula. According to Schuette, in 2014 an inmate claimed that Young had approached him to find another inmate to assault an inmate at another correctional facility. Young allegedly told the first inmate the the targeted inmate was sentenced for the murder of one of Young’s relatives. He reportedly offered tobacco products in return for recruiting the inmate to carry out the assault.

Young was arrested Tuesday on one count of soliciation to commit assault with intent to cause great bodily harm. That is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Bond was set at $50,000 and he is currently held in the Chippewa County jail.

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