Saturday, May 17, 2008
Just $1.75 a day to feed Bama county inmates?
Alabamians look like a bunch of redneck boobs yet once more. AP/MSNBC reports Alabama sheriffs feed inmates on $1.75 a day: 80-year-old state law says top cop can keep proceeds from jail meal deals and darned if this son of a former Alabama sheriff isn't a bit frustrated. Either through the Old Man or my time in the trenches as a criminal defense lawyer I actually knew about this outdated practice. That "state auditors do not have access to sheriffs' private accounts" makes it all the more of a reason for those up on Goat Hill to remedy this outdated and outrageous arrangement. John Gunn