KY inmate reports finding dead mouse in soup

WEST LIBERTY, KY (AP) - An inmate at an eastern Kentucky prison says he found a mouse in his soup.

According to incident reports obtained by the Lexington Herald-Leader, Christopher Branum found the rodent on May 1 at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in West Liberty.

Prison reports show Branum complained less than a minute after being served and that Corrections Capt. Paul Fugate described the mouse as "saturated as though it had been in the soup for some time."

The incident was investigated by the Department of Corrections and Aramark Correctional Services, which has a contract with the state to provide prison food.

Aramark food service director Jody Sammons said in a May 12 memo that the incident appeared isolated and that it wasn't likely the mouse was cooked with the batch of soup.

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