Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(AL.com)   Sheriff on why he won't give masks to jail inmates: "They're going to eat them"   (al.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Health care, Police, Constable, Sheriff, Madison County jail, Coroner, Courtney Moore, county jail  
•       •       •

1959 clicks; posted to Main » and Politics » on 10 Jul 2020 at 5:30 AM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



28 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2020-07-10 2:29:07 AM  
media.nbcdfw.comView Full Size
 
2020-07-10 2:41:49 AM  
Well, they probably will.
 
2020-07-10 3:19:58 AM  
That's some dumb shiat. Give them paper masks. There are paper N95s that can be worn and won't cause any harm. If you're not going to allow inmates to wear masks, then you need to have air constantly moving through the cell blocks with old air being blown out and replaced with fresh air.

Forcing inmates to sit in a confined space during a pandemic without giving them adequate protective equipment to keep them safe should not be allowed. When the state takes away a person's freedom to move about, the state is responsible for the health, safety, and well being of that person. If you're not going to protect them, then don't keep them in custody.
 
2020-07-10 3:35:57 AM  
Ha, you think things have changed in the past 6,000 years
 
2020-07-10 3:40:52 AM  

feckingmorons: Well, they probably will.


Given that it's Alabama, where sheriffs can divert state funds meant for feeding inmates and instead buy more shiny toys for their departments, you may actually have a valid point for once.
 
2020-07-10 5:33:42 AM  

cretinbob: [media.nbcdfw.com image 709x403] [View Full Size image _x_]


I suspect that will be used in porn.
 
2020-07-10 5:41:06 AM  
Given this country's reaction to the deaths of the elderly, it should not surprise anyone to learn of America's indifference to the fate of prison inmates.

The poor, the old, the disabled, the imprisoned: the groups on which their treatment can be used to judge a nation's character.  And the U.S. fails in every demographic category.

If I were a prisoner I would know the writing on the wall, and resign myself to my fate.  At least half of this country would not care if every single one of them died from the Corona virus.
 
2020-07-10 5:45:09 AM  
You can make a mask outta a tshirt but then you'd have to give them an extra tshirt.
 
2020-07-10 5:53:28 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: feckingmorons: Well, they probably will.

Given that it's Alabama, where sheriffs can divert state funds meant for feeding inmates and instead buy more shiny toys for their departments, you may actually have a valid point for once.


I was under the impression that they can just simply pocket any money they do not spend.  So prisoners get bread & water, whilst the sheriffs get to take an extra over seas holiday or two a year.
 
2020-07-10 6:06:28 AM  
How society treats it's least reflects on it's own greatness.
 
2020-07-10 6:11:12 AM  
Cruel and unusual.
 
2020-07-10 6:18:50 AM  
Of course they would--they're animals for chrisake.  If you started treating them like people, well....there's just no telling where that sort of thing could end, you see?  Now, spread your legs and hop for me, and then I'll get you into your cell where you can be nice and safe.  'cept for the whole sodomy thing, that ain't nothing more-nor less!-than what you deserve.

/ACAB
 
2020-07-10 6:25:48 AM  
Suddenly Trump's lack of a mask makes sense.

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-07-10 6:28:59 AM  
Asshole does know that he's really putting his staff at risk, right?
 
2020-07-10 6:41:55 AM  
Pueblo - you think he cares. That's adorable.
 
2020-07-10 7:04:00 AM  

pueblonative: Asshole does know that he's really putting his staff at risk, right?

I don't expect intelligence in an Alabama cop any more than I expect empathy.
 
2020-07-10 8:17:43 AM  

Cythraul: Given this country's reaction to the deaths of the elderly, it should not surprise anyone to learn of America's indifference to the fate of prison inmates.

The poor, the old, the disabled, the imprisoned: the groups on which their treatment can be used to judge a nation's character.  And the U.S. fails in every demographic category.

If I were a prisoner I would know the writing on the wall, and resign myself to my fate.  At least half of this country would not care if every single one of them died from the Corona virus.


My sheriff doesn't report hard numbers. He only said "we have had a few, limited cases" in his jail.

He also spent $20K to keep his boys idling for an afternoon while a homegrown BLM protest happened in our sleepy white suburb. He "had information agitators would try to burn down the xourthouse' and it was all out odnproportion to "a couple of people who died while in police custody."
 
2020-07-10 8:23:50 AM  
If you're worried that the inmates will eat the masks, you are OBVIOUSLY not feeding them, which is cruel and unusual punishment
 
2020-07-10 8:49:57 AM  
Why does that jail look bigger than a shopping mall? How many inmates?

Also this from a week ago...
Madison County jailer tests positive for COVID-19

And I hope you don't fall ill while there:
The Madison County Detention Facility, its staff and contractors Southern Health Partners will not discuss an inmate's healthcare with any family or friends due to HIPPA laws.
 
2020-07-10 8:57:38 AM  

Brosephus: That's some dumb shiat. Give them paper masks. There are paper N95s that can be worn and won't cause any harm. If you're not going to allow inmates to wear masks, then you need to have air constantly moving through the cell blocks with old air being blown out and replaced with fresh air.

Forcing inmates to sit in a confined space during a pandemic without giving them adequate protective equipment to keep them safe should not be allowed. When the state takes away a person's freedom to move about, the state is responsible for the health, safety, and well being of that person. If you're not going to protect them, then don't keep them in custody.


You're obviously not from America, so let me break this down for you. Think of the American jails and prisons as more like North Korea. The food budget is usually something like 12 cents per day per prisoner or whatever, so they might get a slice of white bread and some mayo that day. So you have to keep them from eating whatever they can get their hands on - the mattresses, their mail, the library books, and yes, masks.

The whole "human rights" thing is mostly European. We don't do that over here.
 
2020-07-10 9:08:31 AM  
I actually kinda see his point...if the masks have any metal or elastic. Eat it, and you get a few hours of relative freedom and hospital food vs jail food while you're at the hospital for x-rays. Few days or weeks if the drs have to do surgery.

Solution: cheap paper masks.
 
2020-07-10 9:35:06 AM  
Yeah, you're supposed to feed the inmates, asshole. If they have to eat masks to stay alive, you obviously aren't feeding them.
 
2020-07-10 9:59:35 AM  

ZeroPly: Brosephus: That's some dumb shiat. Give them paper masks. There are paper N95s that can be worn and won't cause any harm. If you're not going to allow inmates to wear masks, then you need to have air constantly moving through the cell blocks with old air being blown out and replaced with fresh air.

Forcing inmates to sit in a confined space during a pandemic without giving them adequate protective equipment to keep them safe should not be allowed. When the state takes away a person's freedom to move about, the state is responsible for the health, safety, and well being of that person. If you're not going to protect them, then don't keep them in custody.

You're obviously not from America, so let me break this down for you. Think of the American jails and prisons as more like North Korea. The food budget is usually something like 12 cents per day per prisoner or whatever, so they might get a slice of white bread and some mayo that day. So you have to keep them from eating whatever they can get their hands on - the mattresses, their mail, the library books, and yes, masks.

The whole "human rights" thing is mostly European. We don't do that over here.


Believe it or not, I'm actually originally from Etowah County, Alabama where the sheriff pocketed $750,000 and bought a $740,000 beach house. My brother worked for ADOC at Limestone Correctional which is a max security prison.

We should demand an end to the for-profit, pro-recidivism system we have and set up a humane system that focuses on rehab and other good stuff. I know it's a pipe dream, but a brother can have a dream that makes life better for his kids, right?   😁
 
2020-07-10 9:59:53 AM  

Langdon_777: common sense is an oxymoron: feckingmorons: Well, they probably will.

Given that it's Alabama, where sheriffs can divert state funds meant for feeding inmates and instead buy more shiny toys for their departments, you may actually have a valid point for once.

I was under the impression that they can just simply pocket any money they do not spend.  So prisoners get bread & water, whilst the sheriffs get to take an extra over seas holiday or two a year.


He was simplifying it.  That is the case though.  Order the cheapest stuff possible and leftover cash goes to them.  Can't directly divert the funds, but you can get the cheapest stuff and divert leftover funds.

I know there was attempts to have that changed when it came to light, not sure if it did.
 
2020-07-10 10:43:07 AM  

Robinfro: I actually kinda see his point...if the masks have any metal or elastic. Eat it, and you get a few hours of relative freedom and hospital food vs jail food while you're at the hospital for x-rays. Few days or weeks if the drs have to do surgery.

Solution: cheap paper masks.


Absolutely this.
 
2020-07-10 12:09:40 PM  
Don't say much for the food.
 
2020-07-10 12:48:54 PM  

dkulprit: Langdon_777: common sense is an oxymoron: feckingmorons: Well, they probably will.

Given that it's Alabama, where sheriffs can divert state funds meant for feeding inmates and instead buy more shiny toys for their departments, you may actually have a valid point for once.

I was under the impression that they can just simply pocket any money they do not spend.  So prisoners get bread & water, whilst the sheriffs get to take an extra over seas holiday or two a year.

He was simplifying it.  That is the case though.  Order the cheapest stuff possible and leftover cash goes to them.  Can't directly divert the funds, but you can get the cheapest stuff and divert leftover funds.

I know there was attempts to have that changed when it came to light, not sure if it did.


There were, and in at least two counties those changes have since been reversed.
 
2020-07-10 1:53:33 PM  
I remember an old Western movie I watched when I was a kid.  The cowboys in the forts tried to give the Native Americans smallpox infected blankets but the Native Americans were wise to them.  Then they caught the calvary guys they wrapped them in the blankets instead.

This sheriff is awfully close to deserving to be wrapped up in covid blankets or hotboxed in a covid ward.
 
Displayed 28 of 28 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.