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Monday, June 25, 2012

In Alabama Prisons, The Less Sheriffs Spend On Food For Inmates, The More They Earn

It took almost three quarters of a century, but one Sheriff in Alabama is finally speaking out against a 1939 law that allows for the state’s 67 sheriffs to keep leftover money the state provides to each municipality for feeding inmates in local prisons. Sheriff Mike Rainey reportedly received $295,294 from the local, state and [...]

via ThinkProgress http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/06/25/506089/in-alabama-prisons-the-less-sheriffs-spend-on-food-for-inmates-the-more-they-earn/?mobile=nc

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