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Skivvywaver

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio (In 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 replies, so they 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."


You have to love this guy!!



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 chatting in their 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 mouths."
 
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They used to have the jail cam in his jail too until the ACLU said it was violating prisoner rights. They are prisonsers for F's sake, they shouldn't have any creature comforts other than three hots and a cot. There should be more sherrifs, wardens, and judges like him in this country.
 

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I wouldn't want to go back to his jail. I have a feeling that the guys who just happened to screw up will walk a straight line when released.

The career criminals will move on making his jurisdiction safer for the law abiding folks. This WILL work for good of his community. :)
 

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Skivvywaver said:
I wouldn't want to go back to his jail.:)
Good point Skiv. I always thought that was the whole point of a slammer as well.

One of the news programs (maybe Investigative Reports ) did a 1 hr. show on this guy and his jail. It was "purdy" good to say the least. What surprised me most was there wasn't any yelling & screaming coming from the tents like you hear in an enclosed jail. :eek: The warden does get their attention! If it comes on again and you get a chance I suggest y'all :D watch it.
 

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sounds totally reasonable to me to take away alot of their privledges, but now they will be cryin human rights violations :D
 
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sounds reasonable to me, but for the pink socks and underwear :confused: That sounds like a tactic to humiliate them to me. I'm all for the taking away of the creature comforts though! Jail is not supposed to be comfortable, its it supposed to be punishment for a crime and the experience should make one want to behave to avoid such punishment in the future!

Still dont agree with the pink underwear though....take away their creature comforts but dont humiliate them as men by forcing them to wear pink, imo.
 

Skivvywaver

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To tell you the truth Val, the pink underwear would be the least that would bother me in that jail.:) As long as they were boxers I wouldn't care a bit about that. The heat and the Disney and weather channel would eat me alive though.
I would most likely scream for my coffee and cigarettes, hate the chain gang part and balogna sandwiches though.
Nobody could really give you much grief about the pink boxers cause they would be wearing them too. :D
Mulder wears them all the time and he ain't even in jail. :D
 

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Skivvywaver said:
To tell you the truth Val, the pink underwear would be the least that would bother me in that jail
Mulder would be right at home :eek: :D
 
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I think that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is on the right track with his policies. These are jail birds they are not on holiday's there. I hope that there are places like that up here in Canada.
 
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Ahhh!

Green bologna and pink “boxer” shorts Joe.

Sheriff Joe has been our sheriff for quite some time. People here keep re-electing him and with good reason. Of course the longer he remains Sheriff the more doubt over scandals seem to occur. But, most has been pinned on his Deputies slipping up and not the Sheriff himself.

When we first elected him, a number of years ago, he promised more jails to retain the prisoners according to their booking. But, this corrupted county government (Maricopa County) said no to increase funds for the structures to house the prisoners. I believe he knew what the answer was going to be from the county for increase funding. So he made do by purchasing old army tents (he reasoned what was good enough for our troops should be good enough for our prisoners), laced some un-used county land with chain link and constantine wire and begin feeding them green bologna to cut the cost according to the county’s budget. So far so good! Most of the prisoners have been the lower educated dimwits who will commit a crime, do their time in “Tent City” (that is what it is known here as), and be released. For most, not all, it is a hard lesson and price to pay. He does and will get some repeat offenders to go back to “Tent City”. We even had some prisoners that have cried “foul” (if somebody is listening) and tucked tail. Of course that developed some advocates about how this system works and would like to see “Tent City” go away. Thank goodness for majority rule!

I haven’t quite figured out why other Sheriffs in other counties have not picked up on this method of housing prisoners? Could it be their counties give them the funds they need to work with or because we have quite a few cases in this county? The main jail downtown is for the most part always full as well.

This worthless county can develop an underhanded means to tax when they want something bad for themselves. Corrupted, as the days are long. But, I dare not go into detail what they did to build one “ugly structure” downtown. So from this native Arizonian, that is another story for another time.

Btw at one time the very same pink “boxer” shorts were for sale to help raise funds for the Sheriff’s budget. It really was more as a joke then anything else. But, the people were lined up ten deep to buy those shorts!
 

Skivvywaver

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I like his way of thinking. If it is good enough for our troops......and they committed no crime.
 
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Skivvywaver said:
To tell you the truth Val, the pink underwear would be the least that would bother me in that jail.:) As long as they were boxers I wouldn't care a bit about that.
missed this post!

So you wouldnt mind having to wear pink boxers, eh? Oh, how I wish I could put a little bug in your wife's ear! ;)

I'd love to see you get some for Christmas! A nice pink pair with the word "angel" printed in red all over them. :p (y)
 

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