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Arizona's Most Famous (Infamous?) Sheriff

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  1. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Active Member

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    Even more of a deterrent then!! Don't associate with terds or might end up in jail with them, crime or not. I'm good with it!
  2. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    yes the surplus of food is a crime against criminals. Lets change that up.

    Jails


    Arpaio's practices include serving inmates surplus food[26] and limiting meals to twice daily.[27] He has also banned inmates from possessing "sexually explicit material" including Playboy magazine after female officers complained that inmates openly masturbated while viewing them or harassed the officers by comparing their anatomy to that of the nude models in the publications. The ban was challenged on First Amendment grounds but upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.[28]
    In February 2007, Arpaio instituted an in-house radio station he calls KJOE.[29] Arpaio's radio station broadcasts classical music, opera, Frank Sinatra hits, patriotic music and educational programming. It operates from the basement of the county jail for five days a week, four hours each day.
    In an ongoing case, federal judge Neil V. Wake ruled in 2008 and 2010 that the Maricopa County jails violated the constitutional rights of inmates in medical and other care related issues.[30][31]


    Tent City


    Arpaio set up a "Tent City" as an extension of the Maricopa County Jail.[32] Arpaio has described Tent City as a concentration camp.[33] Tent City is located in a yard next to a more permanent structure containing toilets, showers, and an area for meals.[34] It has become notable particularly because of Phoenix's extreme temperatures.
    On July 2, 2011, when the temperature in Phoenix hit 118 °F (48 °C), Arpaio measured the temperature inside Tent City at 145 °F (63 °C). Some inmates complained that fans near their beds were not working, and that their shoes were melting from the heat.[35] During the summer of 2003, when outside temperatures exceeded 110 °F (43 °C), Arpaio said to complaining inmates, "It's 120 degrees in Iraq and the soldiers are living in tents, have to wear full body armor, and they didn't commit any crimes, so shut your mouths."[36] In 1997, Amnesty International published a report on Arpaio's jails which found that Tent City is not an "adequate or humane alternative to housing inmates in suitable ... jail facilities."[37] Tent City is criticized by groups contending that there are violations of human and constitutional rights.[38] Those critical of Arpaio also point out that the vast majority of inmates within Tent City have not been convicted; rather, they are merely awaiting trial.[39]
  3. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I am a big fan of Joe and his methods. Criminals gave up their rights when they choose to do the crime. Jail should be a place that criminals dread going to.
  4. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Mods please delete these post. My phone just went crazy and went on a repost rampage.

    Nevermind, it is done.
  5. Illini88228

    Illini88228 Well-Known Member

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    That's not really consistent with our constitution.
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Please do not post about topics that we know have a political slant or we know will turn political even if we act all innocent and coy about it.

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