Sheriff Joe Is At It Again!


This is an update on
Oh, there's MUCH more to know about

Maricopa County, in Arizona
was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals,
Such as,
Cats and Dogs,
offered to take the department over,
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.

"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,
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."
He was reelected last year with 83% of the vote.

Now he's in trouble with the ACLU

He painted all his buses and vehicles with a mural, that has a special hot line 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 own hot line,
and bought 4 new buses
just for hauling folks back to the border.

He's kind of a
"Git-R Dun"
type of






Sheriff Joe Arpaio
(In Arizona )
who created the

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" 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
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 rightly explain
why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the

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

"It Feels Like We Are In A Furnace,"
Said James Zanzot,

An Inmate,
Who Has Lived In The
for over 1 year.

"It's Inhumane."

Joe Arpaio,

The tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city
and long ago started making his prisoners wear
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 Damned 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 taxpayers money
and enjoy things taxpayers
can't afford
to have for themselves!



SandyCarlson said...

Well, how 'bout him! Clearly he respects these prisoners because he believes they can be reached. He's right, and that's a cause for hope. It only figures there are fault-finders out there who want to jump on his case.

Amias said...


Now this would be wonderful if all the people in the prisoner were guilty of committing a crime.

Like life, the innocent suffers along with the guilty.

Hale McKay said...

That's one great sheriff and a smart one.

That's one GREAT post too.

cathouse teri said...

Nice. :)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Right on Sistah!