everyone is talking prison this and prison that.
do any of you realize that sherrif joe runs a county jail?
a jail where most of the inmates are unsentenced meaning they are still presumed innocent? and are awaiting court because they are too poor to get bonded out of jail.
also the ones that are not innocent meaning they have been sentanced either go to a state run DOC facility where the real criminals are held and which is not under his control,or they are in there for terms of a few months based on non payment of fines. these are the horrible criminals that you speak of, people that are caught speeding, its funny to me when Sherrif Joe and his supporters talk out of both sides of their mouths on issues.
its crazy I see everyone saying he is so tough on crime, yet very few of his inmates are legaly criminals.
if you get rid of the non payment of fines people,and you get rid of the ones awaiting court you would have empty county jails.
lets also not forget county jail is not prison, maricopa county does not nor never will house felons in their jail system
it is an intake unit for the DOC. and a money making machine for the county sheriffs office nothing more.
First of all - its spelled sheriff. . .
Sheriff Arpaio does indeed run a county jail- but you would need to provide some statistics to prove that the majority of prisoners in the fifth largest county in the us (larger than some states) are merely innocent victims of some evil plan . . .
Secondly - they county runs several jails - and where the sentence is served depends on the type of conviction and length of sentence.
Third - (are you keeping up?) you really need to read up of the crime stats and types of convictions before you spout such silly nonsense about the majority of jail population being speeders or people who don;t pay fines.
Fourth - you’ve never been in a jail,have you? - great expert opinion there - you should become one of those talking head experts on CNN or MSNBC. You’d be perfect![/quote]
a simple search you will find that the people in his jail system are called “detaniees”
did I say it was “an evil plan” no I did not
I said that these were UNSENTENCED, meaning that they are awaiting court.
and in america you are “innocent until proven guilty” so that said these people are not even criminal yet as far as the letter of the law goes.
now to get a few things straight.
I know the difference between jail and prison having been a guest of both and also having had lived at one time in maricopa county and spending time inside of maricopa county jails.
I have seen the madison street jail before it was shut down due to health violations and inmate deaths
I have been to the new 4th ave jail (I spent the night on a mistaken charge from the past)
I have also been to towers jail which is where I went while I was awaiting transfer to Department of corrections.
I also spent a couple days in the lower buckeye jail and inside tent city in 120 degree heat. which BTW both are the same place Tent city is in an old parking lot of Lower buckeye jail
whenever you are arrested your time is spent being transported from jail to jail you are never in one place for more than a few days, because of regulations or I have been told anyways.
the old madison street jail was dubbed “the horseshoe” because the inside was built in the shape of a horseshoe.
you would start at one end and they throw you in a holding cell built for 10 people crammed with about 30 people. it was basically you stood shoulder to shoulder for hours at a time.
then your name gets called you get finger printed and you go to another room next to it and stand.
you get called again and again hours apart until you make your way to the other end of the jail and you are out the door. if you are to stay for more than a week you are transported to another jail. typically sent to tents because tents is the Min security for housing of the unsentenced inmates.and drunk drivers and other non violent offenders
Towers jail and lower buckeye jail is for the ones that are staying a while.
convicts go to Eyman, winslow ,or some other az DOC facility, sorry i am tired I only named the 2 yards I was on. there is 13 of them in all and I think 2 are womens prisons.again this is off memory and I am tired sorry
I do not want to go back because I am grown and I have more to lose but on the other hand I really don’t care if I go back or not. I am not scared of jail or prison nor am I intimidated by it or what happens inside of it.
life outside jail is harder for me than it would be in jail or in prison.
Prison time was actually quite nice for me,get good meals,no worries about rent,kids,bitching wife ect
you get to watch television and spend your days working out (well they got rid of the weight piles in Arizona) or playing cards in prison you are treated with more respect then you ever will in county jail.
why do you think its so easy for a person to get institutionalized,
I know the difference between being detained and arrested.
I also know that jail is where you go before you are convicted and prison is where you go after, Im sorry your too much a retard to know these differences.
I understand there are criminals in jail, hell I was one.
the point I was making was that most people mix up jail and prison.
they think you had handcuffs on its all the same.
it is not all the same.
was I saying anything at all about treatment of inmates, NO I was not
personally I think that if jail was worse than it is,you would have less people going back. I am all for being tough on criminals.
but what I am not for is a political figure lieing about things to get money for his own paycheck. which is all Sheriff Joe is , he is a political figure and he is after his own interests.
and let me re state.
Convicts typically get sent to state prison, the maricopa county jail system is an intake machine for the DOC.
its not like that in different states im sure but it is for Arizona.
and on a final note, not everyone on the internet is an “internet tough guy”
with the invention of affordable computers and internet in every home much like television, yes it is true even the ghetto has the internet.
and ex cons,current criminals and gangsters are sometimes smart enough to learn how to use a computer.
and yes, in jail peanut butter is traded ALOT.
the vegan meals that they give for religious reasons contain peanut butter and not bolonga.
this is a very valuable commodity
so set me straight, please set me straight.
I have no idea what I am talking about and have no need talking about this stuff.
the reason why he gets re elected time and time again is because Arizona will always vote republican.
if its right,wrong for indifferent they will always vote for the person on the republican ticket.