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eg8r
07-09-2004, 12:46 PM
I am not sure how much if any is true, but true or not this guy is definitely doing it RIGHT!!!!.

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio (in Phoenix, Arizona) is doing it RIGHT!

He 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 but 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 is a good one......
"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 AZ 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."
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I wonder if he serves the bologna cold? /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

eg8r

Wally_in_Cincy
07-09-2004, 12:49 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote eg8r:</font><hr> I am not sure how much if any is true<hr /></blockquote>

It's all true. Sheriff Joe don't put up with no crap.

Barbara
07-09-2004, 01:14 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote eg8r:</font><hr>He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional value.
When the inmates complained, he told them.....this is a good one......
"This isn't the Ritz/Carlton. If you don't like it, don't come back."<hr /></blockquote>

I love it!!

Barbara

highsea
07-09-2004, 01:20 PM
Gotta love Sheriff Joe! Read on...

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's no-kill animal shelter, MASH, was created to house and care for animals that have been abused or neglected by their caretakers and rescued by the Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit. The purpose of the shelter is to provide a safe, healthy and healing shelter for these tragic animals, who must necessarily await the outcome of their owners' cruelty cases in court. Hopefully, their ultimate outcome will be adoption into loving, permanent homes.

The first shelter opened by Sheriff Arpaio is in the First Avenue Jail, located at First Avenue and Madison Street, Phoenix, Arizona. This 30-year-old jail previously held inmates, but was closed for repairs to plumbing in December 1999. Though no longer suitable for housing inmates, the jail looks like paradise to the four-footed victims now housed and recovering there.

Detention officer staff and sentenced female inmates care for the animals. The inmates are actively participating in the daily care and recovery of these animals, and they are learning skills that they can use when released from jail.

The MASH location in the First Avenue Jail is air-conditioned, and the cells have been reconditioned to comfortably house animals. Some critics have said that it's inhumane to put dogs and cats in air-conditioned quarters when inmates don't have air conditioning. A good answer came from one of the inmates assigned to care for the dogs. When asked if she was resentful about not having air conditioning, she gestured to some of the dogs and said, "They didn't do anything wrong. I did."

http://www.mcso.org/submenu.asp?file=Mash

-CM

PQQLK9
07-09-2004, 02:03 PM
We need more like Sheriff Joe,I have been a fan of his for years.

highsea
07-09-2004, 02:16 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote PQQLK9:</font><hr> We need more like Sheriff Joe,I have been a fan of his for years. <hr /></blockquote> Hey Nick, I understand you guys have a pretty good Sheriff there in NC, Sheriff Hege in Davidson County. He makes the inmates wear pink and blue jumpsuits and has teddy bears painted on the walls. He drives a hopped up Impala SS with a Black Widow spider painted on the hood. Lol. I hear nobody wants to go to his jail either.

I heard the reason Maricopa inmates have tents to sleep in is because they burned down their jail thinking the state would build them a nicer one.

-CM

PQQLK9
07-09-2004, 03:01 PM
<hr /></blockquote> Hey Nick, I understand you guys have a pretty good Sheriff there in NC, Sheriff Hege in Davidson County. He makes the inmates wear pink and blue jumpsuits and has teddy bears painted on the walls. He drives a hopped up Impala SS with a Black Widow spider painted on the hood. Lol. I hear nobody wants to go to his jail either. <hr /></blockquote>

Hey CM ol Hege has some problems of his own now /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif......

Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege was suspended from his position Monday after being indicted on 15 charges, including embezzlement, illegal wiretapping and obtaining property by false pretense.
The indictments were among 36 that were unsealed by Superior Court Judge Erwin Spainhour in a Lexington courtroom.

http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe.jsp?query=Sheriff+Hege+in+Davidson+Count y&amp;page=1&amp;offset=0&amp;result_url=redir%3Fsrc%3Dwebsear ch%26requestId%3Dd527ebaf771e6235%26clickedItemRan k%3D2%26userQuery%3DSheriff%2BHege%2Bin%2BDavidson %2BCounty%26clickedItemURN%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fww w.zwire.com%252Fsite%252Fnews.cfm%253Fbrd%253D1332 %2526pag%253D460%2526dept_ID%253D524049%26invocati onType%3D-%26fromPage%3DNSCPToolbar%26amp%3BampTest%3D1&amp;remo ve_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zwire.com%2Fsite%2Fnews.cf m%253Fbrd%253D1332%2526pag%253D460%2526dept_ID%253 D524049

highsea
07-09-2004, 03:10 PM
Uh Oh! Looks like Davidson County better order another pink and blue jumpsuit. lol.

-CM

dg-in-centralpa
07-09-2004, 03:41 PM
I vote for Sheriff Joe for President.

DG

highsea
07-09-2004, 03:56 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote PQQLK9:</font><hr>Hey CM ol Hege has some problems of his own now /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif.....<hr /></blockquote>Well, I just had to research this a little more. Seems the Sheriff who painted the motto "No Deals" on his patrol cars was able to cut a deal and avoid the slammer.

Hege pleaded guilty to 2 counts of felony obstruction of justice, and resigned from his job as Sheriff in a plea agreement that dropped the other 13 counts on the indictment. He was sentenced to 3 years probation and 90 days of house arrest, where he must wear an electronic monitoring device.

Boo hiss /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

http://news.bostonherald.com/national/view.bg?articleid=29167&amp;format=

-CM

Rod
07-10-2004, 01:03 AM
Most if not all is true. I've heard plenty about the jail or tent city. I know a couple of former inmates, 1 guy and 1 girl. Oh sing it, I've been working on the chain gang-- lol

Wally_in_Cincy
07-10-2004, 07:35 AM
In SE KY, in Laurel County, about 25 years ago, a fellow named John (Something?) was Sheriff. He had a neon sign made to put out front:

Big John's Jail
Vacancy /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Friend of mine was pulled over there in '77 on the way to Gatlinburg. They found pot on him and locked him up. In the morning his pants pocket had been slit and his wallet was missing.

Turns out my Granpap was friends with Big John. He worked it out so my friend just agreed to forfeit his bond and did not have to go to court.

That's all they want is money anyway. Look at the confiscation racket, where another friend of mine lost his house and car over 1 lb. of weed.