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08-03-2004, 08:40 PM #1
It makes me want to change my residency. We could use more of this!
Way to Go Sheriff
Sheriff Joe Arpaio (in Arizona) who created the tent city jail has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.
He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails.
Took away their weights.
Cut off all but "G" movies.
He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects.
Then he started chain gangs for women so he wouldn't get sued for discrimination.
He took away cable TV until he found out there was a federal court order that required cable TV for jails.
So he hooked up the cable TV again only let in the Disney channel and the weather channel. When asked why the weather channel he replied, so they will know how hot
it's gonna be while they are working on my chain gangs.
He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional value.
When the inmates complained, he told them, "This isn't the Ritz/Carlton.
If you don't like it, don't come back."
He bought Newt Gingrich' lecture series on videotape that he pipes into the jails.
When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture! series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the first place.
More on the Arizona Sheriff:
With temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116 degrees just set a new record), the Associated Press reports:
About 2,000 inmates living in a barbed-wire-surrounded tent encampment at the Maricopa County Jail have been given permission to strip down to their government-issued pink boxer shorts.
On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 degrees inside the week before.
Many were also swathed in wet, pink towels as sweat collected on their chests and dripped down to their pink socks.
"It feels like we are in a furnace," said James Zanzot, an inmate who has lived in the tents for 1 1/2 years. "It's inhumane."
Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago
started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic
He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates:
"It's 120 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in tents too, and they have to wear full battle gear,
but they didn't commit any crimes, so shut your damned mouths!"
Way to go, Sheriff! Maybe if all prisons were like this one, there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders. Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in
to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves.
If you agree, pass this on.
Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own." Scott Adams
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
08-03-2004, 08:48 PM #2Professional Member
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- South Dakota
This sheriff is my kind of guy. I hope he also freely gives concealed carry permits to every law abiding citizen how applies.
08-03-2004, 09:10 PM #3Professional Member
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- Vancouver, British Columbia
I'ld work for the Sherrif for FREE.If a day went by without a problem - there'ld be a problem.
08-04-2004, 04:22 AM #4Professional Member
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- Apr 2003
I bet NO man will EVER put a move on one of his daughters LOL.
Seriously though. My boss is running for Sheriff for our county and he seems to bo going to win. There are a lot of issues he has to deal with as our jail was shut down because of mold growth. Yep, it's unhealthy for the prisoners but the dispatchers still work there every day . On top of that we pay out the a$$ to house our prisoners in other counties. It is going to be up to the next Sheriff to get a new jail built on a bond that has failed 3 times before. It will be interesting though he has a GREAT plan. But, just for kicks I'll pass this on to him. .....and pray I never have to go there.There are 3 ways to do anything in life; Good, Fast, Slow: You can pick any 2.
08-04-2004, 05:32 AM #5
jails shouldn't be fun! or comfortable, like he said if you don't like it don't come back. Was hoover a democrat?there but for the grace of god, go all of us