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(AL.com)   If your county sheriff can withdraw $160K from the jail's food account and invest it into a used car lot without winding up taking all her own meals at jail's dining facility, you might be living in Alabama   ( al.com) divider line
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2017-04-16 10:40:49 AM  
You have to FEED them?  But that costs so much money!  Especially considering we've got 1% of the population locked up...
 
2017-04-16 11:05:39 AM  
A TRUE Conservative would have those prisoners "learn a skill" doing detailing and light auto maintenance for $0.30 an hour while bribing the local state senator to introduce a bill funneling taxpayer dollars to Small BusinessHeroes $10 an hour for providing work opportunities helping convicts get back on their feet.
 
2017-04-16 11:18:37 AM  
I would have guessed Arizona, but Bama works too.
 
2017-04-16 12:36:07 PM  
You will not catch  me further than one car length from the interstate in that state.
 
2017-04-16 02:04:34 PM  
I've been to Alabama once, and it was worse than Georgia.
 
2017-04-16 02:05:24 PM  
Come for the insane story, stay for the insane comments, where one person says this is completely legal in every Alabama county except hers, so it's no big deal.
 
2017-04-16 02:13:06 PM  
Nice work if you can get it.
 
2017-04-16 02:13:42 PM  
I'll say this again:
I fully support doubling the salaries for police nationwide.

And imposing the death penalty for any corrupt cop.  That includes falsifying reports or helping coverup other officers corruption.
 
2017-04-16 02:16:50 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: I'll say this again:
I fully support doubling the salaries for police nationwide.

And imposing the death penalty for any corrupt cop.  That includes falsifying reports or helping coverup other officers corruption.


So you really think they should be paid $160,000 per year?  Those salaries have really ticked upwards in the past two decades.  Just wait until the pensions start bankrupting cities next decade.
 
2017-04-16 02:17:32 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: You have to FEED them? But that costs so much money!


Actually it takes away money the sheriff can pocket. I am not kidding.

"Under the law, sheriffs are permitted to keep -- as personal income -- money left over after purchasing food for inmates. "
 
2017-04-16 02:17:37 PM  

DubtodaIll: I've been to Alabama once, and it was worse than Georgia.


Largely depends on which part of Alabama, but on the whole, yeah.
 
2017-04-16 02:21:29 PM  
Yah, I don't get it. Is the accounting and administration so bad that these kinds of acts don't result in jail? Can a legal system be so corrupt? 'I put the money back' sounds like a feasible defense for these guys.
 
2017-04-16 02:22:02 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: So you really think they should be paid $160,000 per year? Those salaries have really ticked upwards in the past two decades. Just wait until the pensions start bankrupting cities next decade.


Ah, but the death penalty for corruption will really cut down on the number of pensions paid out.  Cities will have a massive incentive to investigate and prosecute police abuses now.
 
2017-04-16 02:22:44 PM  
Like I said, we've kept a hard eye on Alabama for a long time, because, let's face it, they're not to be trusted.

Years. They've been doing shiat like this for years, so much so that they were under court order for nearly a decade, after a lawsuit that happened 16 years ago, to ensure that food money was spent on food for prisoners, and yet we still see this kind of shiat. It's a goddamned embarrassment, yet here we are - supposedly one of the more civilized countries in the world, unable to even enforce a court order that prisoners of the state get enough food to survive.

Seriously - $1.75 for three meals a day from the state, and another $3.00 a day if you're a federal prisoner. Imagine trying to live on less than two bucks a day for food. Now, imagine having some thieving sheriff steal the money for it, so that they can pad their own budget in other areas and then cheer about how much money they're "saving"...
 
2017-04-16 02:25:55 PM  
Where's our Attorney General from again?
 
2017-04-16 02:27:32 PM  

jaytkay: Marcus Aurelius: You have to FEED them? But that costs so much money!

Actually it takes away money the sheriff can pocket. I am not kidding.

"Under the law, sheriffs are permitted to keep -- as personal income -- money left over after purchasing food for inmates. "


Wow. . .well, that's takes the cake for "Easiest to corrupt law" out there.
 
2017-04-16 02:27:49 PM  
-Did you earn the money you're investing?
-No?
-then it is not your money to invest

If she doesn't end up in prison, the state of Alabama should be nuked. I
 
2017-04-16 02:31:26 PM  
I've driven through Alabama several dozen times.  That's all I have to say about that.
 
2017-04-16 02:32:23 PM  
The perks of the job just keep stacking up. You get to walk up to a blah person and shoot them dead in broad daylight, fist bump your buddy for doing so, head home and watch TV for days and watch the paychecks keep coming in while you wait out that "suspension," and then get welcomed back to the team with a wink and a promotion for having shot a blah person but having to go through all that bother.

And even if you get caught like this guy, you're still part of hero worship. They still let you have the ball in your court.

Fark the police and their shiny little badge that lets them be a legalized street gang of feral halfwits.
 
2017-04-16 02:33:30 PM  

FormlessOne: Like I said, we've kept a hard eye on Alabama for a long time, because, let's face it, they're not to be trusted.

Years. They've been doing shiat like this for years, so much so that they were under court order for nearly a decade, after a lawsuit that happened 16 years ago, to ensure that food money was spent on food for prisoners, and yet we still see this kind of shiat. It's a goddamned embarrassment, yet here we are - supposedly one of the more civilized countries in the world, unable to even enforce a court order that prisoners of the state get enough food to survive.

Seriously - $1.75 for three meals a day from the state, and another $3.00 a day if you're a federal prisoner. Imagine trying to live on less than two bucks a day for food. Now, imagine having some thieving sheriff steal the money for it, so that they can pad their own budget in other areas and then cheer about how much money they're "saving"...


Places like Alabama & Mississippi seem to be chunks of the Third World floating in what is otherwise a First World lake.

/  ...and that lake seems to get smaller with every passing decade.
 
2017-04-16 02:33:59 PM  

basemetal: I would have guessed Arizona, but Bama works too.


There you go again, blaming Obama for everything.
 
2017-04-16 02:35:03 PM  

jaytkay: Marcus Aurelius: You have to FEED them? But that costs so much money!

Actually it takes away money the sheriff can pocket. I am not kidding.

"Under the law, sheriffs are permitted to keep -- as personal income -- money left over after purchasing food for inmates. "


WTF? That's impressively corrupt.
 
2017-04-16 02:37:29 PM  
Look into her for money laundering.
She dumped money into a business. It fails.
Suddenly, she has the money to pay back the fund.
Sounds a little shady.
 
2017-04-16 02:42:01 PM  
She's white and she 'sincerely' apologized, so that should be that. Now she can get back to focusing on the true evil in her county - the deadly scourge of people taking the marijuanas and giggling like retards.
 
2017-04-16 02:42:36 PM  
Lovelace said before Franklin should not be held in contempt because it hasn't been shown that the order was unambiguous or that it was valid and lawful.

As to the former, what part of spend the farking food money on food for the inmates isn't clear, counselor?  As to the latter, if you're seriously arguing that your client has the right to disobey a court order because it could be unlawful please mail your law license back to the Cracker Jack factory.
 
2017-04-16 02:43:17 PM  
Our Sheriff runs every four years on the platform that he spends ",,,less than $.91 a day..." on food for inmates..."
I worked as  drug and alcohol counselor for said inmates and I can attest to one thing--they were all hungry.
 
2017-04-16 02:43:59 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: A TRUE Conservative would have those prisoners "learn a skill" doing detailing and light auto maintenance for $0.30 an hour while bribing the local state senator to introduce a bill funneling taxpayer dollars to Small BusinessHeroes $10 an hour for providing work opportunities helping convicts get back on their feet.


Already stole your idea:
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2017-04-16 02:45:55 PM  

jaytkay: Marcus Aurelius: You have to FEED them? But that costs so much money!

Actually it takes away money the sheriff can pocket. I am not kidding.

"Under the law, sheriffs are permitted to keep -- as personal income -- money left over after purchasing food for inmates. "


I have seen the meals they served inmates. I use to have to prescribe meals to inmates so the goddamned prison would actually feed them the necessary nutrition. I bumped heads many times with the Medical Director because every prescribed meal plan took a little more from that 80 cents a day that farking aramark had determined was the inmates food budgets. farking Aramark is just so goddamned cruel.This is not hyperbole, this is an actual meal plan: 2 pieces of stale white bread, 1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup grits, 1 elementary school size milk carton. This is not for breakfast, this is what they are feeding grown men for supper. Inmates have many, many, complaints but the one that I always sympathized with was just how shiatty the food is.

The good new is the prison canteen. Where you spend that 27 cents an hour you made for destroying dvds taking out of walmart's catalog. Or maybe that 32 cents an hour you made for building furniture sold to business throughout the country. It's not slave labor when people volunteer to work for slave wages so they don't die from malnutrition. fark the American prison industry.
 
2017-04-16 02:46:07 PM  

FormlessOne: Imagine trying to live on less than two bucks a day for food.


Not that hard when you're buying in impressive bulk like prisons and jails are. I've seen how much unused food jails throw away after each meal time. The fact that there are starving people in the communities surrounding them is unconscionable, and part of why some people go to jail specifically for the three hots and a cot.
 
2017-04-16 02:47:13 PM  
Between this cop and Alabama Derpreme Court Judge Roy Moore, there seems to be a shocking lack of law abiding in the Alabama legal system.  They have the attitude "It's better to have to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission" - and what I mean by beg for forgiveness is "lawyer up and don't back down".
 
2017-04-16 02:50:02 PM  
Just another consequence of politicizing law enforcement roles and thinking the best way to make an appointment is a popularity contest.
 
2017-04-16 02:51:21 PM  

Bender The Offender: farking Aramark is just so goddamned cruel.This is not hyperbole


They have exclusive contracts with some of the music venues around here.  Cruel is an understatement.
 
2017-04-16 02:55:47 PM  
Man, the US sure is great.
 
2017-04-16 02:57:51 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: backhand.slap.of.reason: So you really think they should be paid $160,000 per year? Those salaries have really ticked upwards in the past two decades. Just wait until the pensions start bankrupting cities next decade.

Ah, but the death penalty for corruption will really cut down on the number of pensions paid out.  Cities will have a massive incentive to investigate and prosecute police abuses now.


Losing your pension if fired for corruption should have the same effect, death penalty still leaves survivors benefits.
 
2017-04-16 02:59:41 PM  
Forget Syria or North Korea, maybe the US should invade Alabama.
 
2017-04-16 03:03:24 PM  

germ78: Forget Syria or North Korea, maybe the US should invade Alabama.


It would probably be more economically feasible to invade Syria and North Korea both. Not unless the world banks shifts from the gold standard to the "hating blacks and farking your sister" standard.
 
2017-04-16 03:08:27 PM  

lucksi: Man, the US sure is great.


Uh, your country isnt known for treating prisoners well
 
2017-04-16 03:08:59 PM  

jaytkay: Marcus Aurelius: You have to FEED them? But that costs so much money!

Actually it takes away money the sheriff can pocket. I am not kidding.

"Under the law, sheriffs are permitted to keep -- as personal income -- money left over after purchasing food for inmates. "


What the fark? I can't believe even Alabama would be that god damned idiotic. Well, actually I can believe it, because those criminals need to be ground into the mud and the glorious sheriffs protecting the people deserve a little on the side...
 
2017-04-16 03:10:06 PM  

sjmcc13: Losing your pension if fired for corruption should have the same effect, death penalty still leaves survivors benefits.


You usually don't get that for executions, I don't think.  Same with insurance payouts.
 
2017-04-16 03:12:22 PM  
This sounds like the plot to a 70s movie.
 
2017-04-16 03:13:04 PM  
FTA: "she has to obey a former judge's ruling in a 2009 consent decree that states the Morgan County sheriff must spend all food money on feeding inmates"

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2017-04-16 03:14:50 PM  
I imagine Sessions will find a job for her is she needs one.
 
2017-04-16 03:15:58 PM  
So when does she get her Cabinet position?
 
2017-04-16 03:22:49 PM  

jaytkay: Marcus Aurelius: You have to FEED them? But that costs so much money!

Actually it takes away money the sheriff can pocket. I am not kidding.

"Under the law, sheriffs are permitted to keep -- as personal income -- money left over after purchasing food for inmates. "


So they literally have incentive to deny children their parents for $5 a day.  There's no way that would ever lead to unnecessarily increased incarceration rolls.
 
2017-04-16 03:24:34 PM  

FormlessOne: "Seriously - $1.75 for three meals a day from the state, and another $3.00 a day if you're a federal prisoner. Imagine trying to live on less than two bucks a day for food. Now, imagine having some thieving sheriff steal the money for it, so that they can pad their own budget in other areas and then cheer about how much money they're "saving"..."


Know how I know you didn't RTFA?
 
2017-04-16 03:30:11 PM  
I don't think she spent the $160K on a car lot. I think she ate it herself.
 
2017-04-16 03:34:18 PM  

chitownmike: lucksi: Man, the US sure is great.

Uh, your country isnt known for treating prisoners well


do you trumpers  have any recent arguments?
 
2017-04-16 03:36:54 PM  
Most people in jail are awaiting trial because they're too poor for bail or bond and haven't been convicted of anything yet

Better treat them like criminals
 
2017-04-16 03:46:21 PM  

Ocean_Pimp: Most people in jail are awaiting trial because they're too poor for bail or bond and haven't been convicted of anything yet

Better treat them like criminals


Got a citation for that?
 
2017-04-16 03:49:00 PM  

lucksi: chitownmike: lucksi: Man, the US sure is great.

Uh, your country isnt known for treating prisoners well

do you trumpers  have any recent arguments?


Yeah, it takes a century or so to get rid of that kind of stink
/voted D
 
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