Sheriff Joe…. He should be running the federal prison system!

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Sheriff Joe

 You all remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona , who painted the jail cells 
pink and made the inmates wear pink prison garb. Well………

Oh, there’s MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe!

Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray
animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department
over, and the County Supervisors said okay. The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They
feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and
walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition
and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who’d like to adopt an
animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the
care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows. The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3
million. Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter
two years ago. He was neutered, and current on all shots, in great health,
and even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us $78.

The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for working, but most
would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his
budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners
out of the fees collected for adopted animals. I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at the
way he runs the jail system, and copy some of his ideas.

sheriff Joe has a huge farm,
donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow most
of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work and harvesting by
hand. He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides meat, and fertilizer.
It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can
buy a living Christmas tree for $6 – $8 for the Holidays, and plant it
later. We have six trees in our yard from the Prison.

Yup, he was re-elected last year with 83% of the vote.

Now he’s in
trouble with the ACLU again. He painted all his buses and vehicles with a
mural, that has a special hotline phone number painted on it, where you can
call and report suspected illegal aliens. Immigrations and Customs
Enforcement wasn’t doing enough in his eyes, so he had 40 deputies trained
specifically for enforcing immigration laws, started up his hotline, and
bought 4 new buses just for hauling folks back to the border.

Sheriff Joe…he’s kind of a
’Git-R Dun’ kind of Sheriff.


THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY: Sheriff Joe Arpaio (In Arizona ), who 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. Took away their
weights. Cut off all but ‘G’ rated movies. He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city

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; 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 isn’t the
Ritz/Carlton……if you don’t like it, don’t come back!’

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, 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!’

Way to go, Sheriff Joe! Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would 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 taxpayer’s money and enjoy
things taxpayers can’t afford to have for themselves.

If you agree, pass this on.

If you like him as much as I do (L. J. Martin), then let’s nominate him for Attorney General, or vote someone in who’ll appoint him! 


One Response to “Sheriff Joe…. He should be running the federal prison system!”

  • erin o.:

    Cheers to Sheriff Joe. He can appreciate the consequences of all our actions and he’s gained my respect. People who don’t like him are those who are ignorant to human behavior, afraid of change, and unable to see outside of their egocentric worlds.

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