Would You Support A Sheriff Like Joe Arpaio in Your Town?

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    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, and 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 cable TV again and only let in The Disney Channel and The Weather Channel..

    He cut out 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.'


    With temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116 degrees, 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 year. '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 mouths!
     
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    no, i would not support a sheriff like him in my town.
     
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    No.
     
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    Why not?
     
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    no, cause he lacks compassion and is not doing society any favor by treating these people as less than human. i would not put an animal in the conditions that he houses humans in. simple as that

    i hate our troops are in any foreign country dying
     
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    Yes, prison is supposed to be undesirable.
     
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    inhumane? explain?
     
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    So its ok for our troops but not for criminals.
     
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    Sorry but while our troops may be out in the same heat that these guys are in they are not treated the same way nor do they have the same lifestyle. Not by a longshot.
     
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    Yes, I probably would. I'm against the death penalty, but I have never been of the mindset that prison should be an enjoyable experience. The county jail in Montgomery County MD was so "high tech" and advanced that they gave tours prior to opening it to show it off! The same people seem to rotate through to the point that it's only become a nice place to live and hang out with your friends.

    I do think jurisdictions should bring back the chain gangs and make these people work. It would definitely help keep the city and state expenses down if these people were doing road work and landscaping among other things. Why are they being supplied with computers, televisions, and fitness centers? If you have them out working then at least they will learn a trade to use if they ever get out.
     

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