Sheriff Joe is at it again!

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. 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 


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. 









Sheriff Joe 

Arpaio (In Arizona ) who created the ' Tent City 


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' 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 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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