Sheriff Joe Arpaio Serves Inmates Thanksgiving Meal

Like water off of a duck’s back; that’s how Huffington Post’s criticism of Sheriff Arpaio’s operation of the Maricopa County jail he is operating has affected the sheriff.

You can read a portion of the Huffer’s post below and then follow the rest by clicking on the link shown below the partial narrative.

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The Huffington Post was none too pleased with Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio over his cost-cutting efforts with his county jail’s Thanksgiving Day menu.

“Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal,” author Shadee Ashtari cried. She then went on to quote an anonymous jail employee from another state entirely who allegedly spends 48 cents more per prisoner meal: “We don’t want to release angry inmates.”

Sheriff Joe spoke with me Friday and laughed: “I’m concerned because the meals had gone up a little,” he said. “These people are in jail for committing crimes.” The Sheriff went further and stated: “These people are lucky they get to eat their turkey-flavored soy substance. It’s Thanksgiving, so I gave them them a turkey-flavored meal.”

“Look,” he said. “We have one of the largest county jails in the country. We serve about 20,000 meals per day. Whatever we do costs our taxpayers a lot of money.”

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Sheriff Joe’s Thanksgiving Gift To His Inmates