Maricopa County, in Arizona
Cats and Dogs,
and the County Supervisors said,
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 ribbons in dog shows.
The best part?
His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million.
He was neutered, and current on all shots, in great health
Cost us $78."
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,
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."
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wasn't doing enough in his eyes,
so he had 40 deputies trained specifically
started up his own hot line,
and bought 4 new buses
He's kind of a
TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH
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
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 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 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."
He bought Newt Gingrich's lecture series
When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat,
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