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Old 06-23-2009, 05:48 AM   #1
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Default Sheriff Joe Arpaio AKA The guy who makes them wear pink

Thought I would start a Cop friendly thread, I'm sure that will disappoint some of you. If you don't know Sheriff Joe Arpaio he's the guy in Arizona who makes inmates wear pink (One t-shirt inmates wear on his website says "clean and sober" ). I got this in an email from a friend who's a State Trooper. I think I'm going to donate to his next election campaign.


http://www.sheriffjoe.org/index.php?...id=77&Itemid=9
SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN!

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. He 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 reelected 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 He's kind of a 'Git-R Dun' kind of Sheriff.



TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO

HE IS THE MARICOPA ARIZONA COUNTY SHERIFF

AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED OVER AND OVER
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 and cut off all but G-rated 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 allowed The Disney Channel and the Weather Channel.

When asked why the weather channel, he replied, "So they will know how hot it's going to 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!

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 taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves.

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Old 06-23-2009, 06:09 AM   #2
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I hear awesome things about the 'inside-out' program.


...a genuine, progressive advance in corrections and rehabilitation.
Our inmates, properly supervised, will be put to work outside these
walls performing all manner of public service.

These men can learn the value of an honest day's labor while providing
a valuable service to the community and at a bare minimum of expense
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Bravo! I love this guy. I have never understood why those guys are allowed to sit there everyday. No wonder some can't make it on the outside and become institutionalized. Why is it a free ride?

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When the inmates complained, he told them, "This isn't the Ritz Carlton. If you don't like it, don't come back."
This quote should be used in all jails/prisons.
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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 allowed The Disney Channel and the Weather Channel.

When asked why the weather channel, he replied, "So they will know how hot it's going to be while they are working on my chain gangs.."
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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!"
These are my favorite parts of the story.
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I don't have a problem with using prison labor as long as it doesn't cut into the work or profit of as pre-existing civilian business.

Dog Shelter a good one because no one makes money of dog shelters.

They did have some problems back in the day with chain gangs becoming corupt but I like this guys system. I doubt I would like it if I was in it though .
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I don't know if I agree with the wearing pink thing, but again, these guys are criminals not schoolchildren

i think the idea of the inmates helping stray animals is maybe the greatest thing ive ever heard....it can give the inmates contact with outside life and the dogs/cats obviously profit

anybody see the thing on Real Sports about the guy who runs the jail in Texas and has a rodeo once a year?/
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I hear awesome things about the 'inside-out' program.


...a genuine, progressive advance in corrections and rehabilitation.
Our inmates, properly supervised, will be put to work outside these
walls performing all manner of public service.

These men can learn the value of an honest day's labor while providing
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to Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Taxpayer!
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I would vote this guy in as President
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I actually saw a tv program with this dude in it. They sent out invites to people who had warrants out for their arrest. Telling them they were invited to try out a new spa parlor for free. Then they ****ed with them and then arrested them.
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I don't know if I agree with the wearing pink thing, but again, these guys are criminals not schoolchildren

i think the idea of the inmates helping stray animals is maybe the greatest thing ive ever heard....it can give the inmates contact with outside life and the dogs/cats obviously profit

anybody see the thing on Real Sports about the guy who runs the jail in Texas and has a rodeo once a year?/
Yeah saw that in the movie Urban Cowboy, on King of the Hill, and in the comedy Stir Crazy.
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Yeah saw that in the movie Urban Cowboy, on King of the Hill, and in the comedy Stir Crazy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uif3UjVk9fY
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I dunno about that, but I do like Arpaio. Instead of just filling a position as Sheriff, he's actually used some creativity...
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I dunno about that, but I do like Arpaio. Instead of just filling a position as Sheriff, he's actually used some creativity...
I like that he takes a leak on Political correctness. ****er gets **** done.
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I dunno about that, but I do like Arpaio. Instead of just filling a position as Sheriff, he's actually used some creativity...
Plus he fired Shaq as an honorary deputy and I loved that.
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My coworker's brother had to stay in their camp for drug abuse. She told me that he hated it. He had to wear pink underwear and only ate a ham sandwich every day.
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No ****? I had no idea!
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My coworker's brother had to stay in their camp for drug abuse. She told me that he hated it. He had to wear pink underwear and only ate a ham sandwich every day.
Those are those sandwiches where the meat tastes a bit like ham & a bit like balogna but you can't figure out if its ham or balogna
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Those are those sandwiches where the meat tastes a bit like ham & a bit like balogna but you can't figure out if its ham or balogna
man, I guess my life really needs to improve

I eat those sandwiches and I'm NOT in prison
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I think it's lame he took away their weights, but other than that good show!
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Damn hippy. Thinking outside of the box is not acceptable.
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I hear awesome things about the 'inside-out' program.


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Veeery nice ....
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And if they don't like it?


Give 'em another month to think about it ...

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Making criminals pay back the society they wronged...what a novel idea...


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I really, really like alot of the things he does but the dude is a straight-up media whore.
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