from: Liberty Crusader
He sounds like a real asshole. It’s a shame that he has to treat human beings that way, given the fact that over half, if not two thirds, of inmates in prison (sic) are really only innocent political prisoners (sent there due to the government’s insane drug prohibition policies, for one major example). I’d like to release all those who aren’t in jail for real crimes and replace them with those of the political elite ruling class, such as presidents, legislators, judges, cops, bureaucrats. THEN this sheriff can go on and proceed to mistreat all he wants! (except that I’d probably want to turn the tables and put HIM inside too!) – Gary
Subject: This Guy gives New Meaning to “Hard Time”
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 15:20:47 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
If all our prisons and jails was run like this one, we would have less
inmates. Crime would be at an all time low.
This guy must have to wear a bulletproof vest to bed at night!!!
FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO,
HE IS THE MARICOPA ARIZONA COUNTY SHERIFF
AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED OVER AND OVER.
These are some of the reasons why:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio (in Maricopa County, Arizona) created the
“tent city jail”
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.
He 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 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’ll
Know how hot it’s gonna be while they’re working on my
He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional value and 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’s 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. The
Inside temperature of these tents reached 138 degrees 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 so far. “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 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
Might well 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.
Sheriff Joe was just reelected Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona.