Thursday, January 08, 2009

This Would Never Happen if Sheriff Rhodes were in Charge

Ala. sheriff locked up over measly jail meals - Yahoo! News: "BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A northern Alabama sheriff was in federal custody Thursday after a judge ruled he purposely fed inmates skimpy meals so he could make money from an unusual system that lets sheriffs turn a profit on their jail kitchens.

Morgan County Sheriff Greg Bartlett testified at a Wednesday court hearing that he made $212,000 over three years by cheaply feeding prisoners — every cent of it legal under a Depression-era state law and reported on his tax forms as income."

2 comments:

ARCHAVIST said...

Let them eat cake - indeed!

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I hear he served asparagas without hollandaise sauce. How cruel!