Sunday, April 25, 2010
America's Toughest Sheriff. B+.
"Joe Arpaio has frequently been referred to as America's Toughest Sheriff. "
(But only 15% return to his jail! Do you blame them?)
"He has also set up the Tent City as a modification of the Maricopa County Jail. As it becomes crowded, more tents are set up.
As temperatures climbed well past 100, Arpaio said to complaining 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!”.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio created the 'Tent City Jail' to save Arizona from spending tens of millions of dollars on another expensive prison complex.
Recidivism National and Sherriff Joe’s figures:
“...Recidivism does occur, but we do have a great drug prevention education program. We graduated five thousand men and women and I tracked those people to see if they reoffend. Only about 15 percent come back, but normally around the nation, probably including here, too, I don't have a figure on it, maybe 50, 60 percent do come back.”
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 'No-Kill' Animal Rescue Shelter
“Arpaio has moved the dogs and cats who are victims of abuse, or being held as evidence in domestic violence cases, into the air-conditioned, spacious First Avenue jail. And their caretakers? A corps of female prisoners who are busy hugging, petting and looking after these previously unfortunate creatures; painting the insides of the jail with pictures of trees, flowers and fire hydrants, to make them feel at home.
allpets.com is proud to present an interview with a man who cheerfully brags about feeding these animals better than his human prisoners, and who believes that every animal deserves a chance at a good life.”
"The MASH location in the First Avenue Jail is air-conditioned, and the cells have been reconditioned to comfortably house animals. Some critics have said that it's inhumane to put dogs and cats in air-conditioned quarters when inmates don't have air conditioning.
A good answer came from one of the inmates assigned to care for the dogs. When asked if she was resentful about not having air conditioning, she gestured to some of the dogs and said, "They didn't do anything wrong. I did."
Here is a lot more info about Sheriff Arpaio:
This morning I drove to Krogers in town, and there seemed to be so many packs (or is that gaggles) of motorcycles there, that I asked a biker what was going on.
He said, simply " It is such a pretty day!".
Ray finished trimming off the butyl putty and caulking the windows, today.