Sunday, November 30, 2008
Because the Disney Channel makes people happy
Prison wear for inmates at the Maricopa County Jail, which is a Tent City Jail created by the Sheriff, became pink from head to toe—underwear and socks included. He created chain gangs, so the inmates could work on county and city projects at no cost to the taxpayers. He then established a chain gang for women so he wouldn’t be sued for discrimination. He put an end to pornographic magazines, and smoking, took away the weights, and allows only “G” rated movies to be shown. He stopped Cable TV, until he discovered that a Federal Court Order required Cable TV for jails. He turned the Cable TV on again, but it only receives the Disney Channel and the Weather Channel. Someone asked the Sheriff, “Why the weather channel?” He replied, “So they’ll know how hot it’s gonna be while they’re working on my chain gang.”
When temperatures soared to over 130 degrees in the Joe allowed the inmates to strip down to their pink boxer shorts. One tent city inmate complained, “It feels like we’re in a Furnace. It’s inhumane.” Sheriff Arpaio offered no sympathy for his plight. He said, “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 mouth.”
He also cut off all coffee at the jail, because it has no nutritional value. When the inmates complained about the loss of their coffee, he simply said, “If you don’t like it, don’t come back."