One Sheriff Doing His Job

@clrumfelt (5452)
United States
February 4, 2009 10:12am CST
Sheriff Joe Arapaio of Arizona has been in the news for investigation of prisoner abuse, but after reading articles about Joe I say he is not only justified in his methods of "rehabilitating" prisoners, he deserves accolades for the way he is running the office in Maricopa County. What's your opinion of Sheriff Joe? http://www.tom-phillips.info/story/story_sheriff.joe.arpaio.2.htm
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
6 Feb 09
I think there was a show on him once. Wasn't the sheriff who made the prisoners wear the striped uniforms that were taken out in place of the orange jumper suits that they wear now? If he is the one, he looks like he is doing a good job. I do not think he has any repeat offenders. I do not know much about him, except from this article and the Tv show. If I did I could write a longer discussion, but it seems that sometimes convicts have it way too easy and if they really knew that they would be punished when going to prison, they would be less likely to commit any crimes.
@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Actually, he made the prisoners wear PINK suits. Can you imagine the humiliation they must have endured in those pink prison garments? LOL.
@goldeneagle (6774)
• United States
5 Feb 09
we should make ALL of our jails and prisons in this country exactly like the one talked about in the article. From the standpoint of a former officer, which I am, it would stop a lot of the problems we have in this country with repeat offenders. It would also make people think twice about doing stupid stuff. Another good thing would be to have an area of these facilities designated for kids to go to as a preventative measure. Make it required for ALL kids to spend a week out there. Make them live in those conditions of the heat and everything for a week, then right before you send them home, tell them to remember what it was like, and to think about it when they started to do something wrong. I think it would stop a lot of them from doing stupid sh!t.
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@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
6 Feb 09
I agree. If Sheriff Joe's program could be used as a prototype for prisons all over the country, it would solve a lot of the crime problems, not to mention the taxpayer dollars that would be saved simply treating the prisoners like offenders instead of guests. Something as simple as taking away their morning coffee would save billions of dollars.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
4 Feb 09
He really is a brilliant guy who's done an amazing job. A prison program that both helps animals and teaches prisoners a marketable skill to help them got jobs upon release is just brilliant. Of course, trying to secure our borders is criminal and racist in the eyes of the ACLU. I really wish more people would wise up and see the ACLU for the extremists they are. It's the only group I know that goes out of their way to defend the rights of pedophiles and terrorists but ignores the rights of an honest American plumber who is illegally investigated by corrupt government officials.
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@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I admire Sheriff Joe for the way he's running things. Other elected officials could learn a few lessons from him. If they did it would help solve a lot of America's problems.