Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sheriff Dan Rhodes, Take Note

The Associated Press: Alabama sheriffs feed inmates on $1.75 a day: "BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Back in the day of chain gangs, Alabama passed a law that gave sheriffs $1.75 a day to feed each prisoner in their jails, and the sheriffs got to pocket anything that was left over. More than 80 years later, most Alabama counties still operate under this system, with the same $1.75-a-day allowance, and some sheriffs are actually making money on top of their salaries."

2 comments:

Cap'n Bob said...

We should let one of these lawmen lead the country.

Unknown said...

They couldn't take the salary cut.