Joe Arpaio Sidesteps $3.25 Million Jail-Death Settlement, Throws a Fit About Cost of Feeding Inmates Thanksgiving Meal

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio is very sorry about your G.D. nickels.
Forget about the settlement approved by the county this week that sends $3.25 million to the family of a woman who died in one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails, the Sheriff is more concerned with bitching about the extra nickel it's going to cost to feed the inmates tomorrow.

The latest press release from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is a bit apologetic in tone, because the cost of the Thanksgiving meal for the inmates this year is five cents more per meal than the crap the inmates eat every other day.

See also:
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-What's Mom Worth?: When a Woman Became Deathly Ill in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Jail, Guards and Nurses Ignored Her Agony

The Thanksgiving meal for inmates -- complete with sliced turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli, bread and butter, and a brownie -- costs a "whopping" 68 cents per inmate, compared to the typical 63-cent meal.

Across approximately 8,500 inmates, we're talking about a whole 425 extra dollars for this Thanksgiving meal, and not only is Arpaio "dismay[ed]" by the "astronomical increase" in cost over previous years, but he promises he'll rectify the situation.

"Because there is such a substantial food cost increase, Arpaio is formulating a new plan to offset the burden on taxpayers and will announce that plan in the coming weeks," MCSO's press release says.

NEWS FLASH:

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a $3.25 million settlement on Tuesday for the family of diabetic Deborah Braillard, who died in 2005 after being denied medical treatment in one of Arpaio's jails.

Of course, that's in addition to the $50 million-plus tab run up thanks to Arpaio-related lawsuit costs. Jeezus, the Thanksgiving nickels aren't even enough to cover the cost of investigating the friggin' president's friggin' birth certificate in friggin' Hawaii.

But don't worry, folks, they'll be cutting back soon after the Thanksgiving splurge.

"It's an astronomical increase, but it's important to provide a sense of tradition to the inmates in jail," Arpaio says. "While the daily inmate fair is not particularly tasty, the Thanksgiving meal is something that some inmates look forward to."

This year, it's pretty apparent that Arpaio's giving "thanks" to the very slim majority of voters who still have a fetish for being pissed on.


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fraun26111
fraun26111

50+million paid out in lawsuits and this idiot is complaining about and extra 5cents for a meal? Sad to say most in maricopa county will side with this fool. The big bad illegal is so scary jerk off joe is the only one that will protect everyone. Go after real hardened criminals and take them off the streets. He doesn't have the balls or do any of his goons. It is easier to go after maids dishwashers and landscapers. The Hells Angles have a club house in south phoenix 291 w mohave. You can find it on google maps. No way will blow hard joe go after them that pussy is to scared to do that.

bobby5527
bobby5527

what's there to say? whatever we feel may be lacking in  Arizona's elected official, the elections are in and we've got to move on. pity folks are still dazed romney lost

angeameami
angeameami

Something very evil going on with him

angeameami
angeameami

I still want to know how many votes he really had after all votes were counted since I heard he was elected. They proberly threw out votes that were against him. Why can people see he is making money for his pockets at taxpayers expense

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Wake up folks, they're looking for you to fill up Arizona's new prison beds. Adding 2,000 new private prison corporation beds. Human beings turned into commodities for $$$'s.  Begins with the arrest and police report = $$$'s for the broken criminal justice system of Arizona.

 

Three Felonies a Day by Harvey Silverglate

 

http://www.harveysilverglate.com/Books/ThreeFeloniesaDay.aspx

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

It is well known, that the inmates are fed food labeled "not fit for human consumption", like chicken with blood running from it. ALL are at risk for being hauled into arpaio's jail, officers trolling the parking lots of the restaurants to issue tickets and meet quotas, especially where the tourists visit. Tourists and newcomers with no local connections are "easy" targets. 

 

 

dhuiz
dhuiz

I wish everyone that has been mistreated in Joe's jail would file a lawsuit. Especially the ones that had to endure living in the tents through one of our extreme summers.

And all of the ones that were jailed, fed garbage and mistreated by the guards and later found innocent would file a lawsuit against the county. Then maybe someone would look at all of the corruption that goes on in the seriff's office.

comrade
comrade

Somebody should conduct an audit on this old fart, I wouldn't be surprised if there is another set of books hiden somewhere or " another glitch" on the system, And therefore taking advantage.

Not_Chicken_Little
Not_Chicken_Little

I don't know why you people expect that low-lifes who commit crimes and are then incarcerated should be treated as if they did something good!  Shouldn't jail be a horrid place that no one wants to go back to?  Or are you all so liberal - so stupid - that you don't understand that incentive, that you don't understand responsibility and accountability for your own actions and choices?

comrade
comrade

It is unbelieveable how could people elect this shurf to continue to misspend money, and I would dare to say the most corrupt, terrorist person in this country  if not the whole continent.

And yet, there is this other POS, jaf defending him, maybe jaf gets some of that missapropia-

ted funds. along with the right to sit on the old fart's lap.

BTW jaf, you need to pack your shit and move on, there are some undocumented people

looking for a place to live, and you know that sooner or later is your turn.

 

wonsamm
wonsamm

Arpaio is a corrupt, pompous windbag, a real life piece of S#@%. I await the day the lid blows off and his corruption is discovered. Big middle Finger Salute to the biggest as#@hole in Arizona!

 

Privacy-Max.tk

cassityg32
cassityg32

Can't wait to see how much it's going to cost us for him to "off set" those meals. Anything to divert attention from the millions he's already cost us.

FuckArpaio
FuckArpaio

I FINALLY AGREE WITH SHERIFF JOE

robert_graham
robert_graham

How dare you accuse Joe of sidestepping when it is you all who sidestep the issue of illegal immigration and enforcing our laws.  The family of this dead woman deserves nothing.  In fact because it is a known fact that the woman was suicidal, her family moist likely told her to refuse her insulin knowing she would die so the blame could be put on MCSO for the big payout as in this case.  It's all about gimme, gimme, gimme for free isn't it?

Oh and about the meals in the jail, I don't understand Matthew Hendley's problem, what's his argument over five cents. I agree with Joe that jail is not Burger King and inmates cannot have it their way. But what was reported is not the truth, it was misconstrued to hide the truth.... as usual and I'm sick of this bias reporter.  You complain about Joe supposedly wasting taxpayer money but yet you want more money spent on gourmet meals for inmates on Thanksgiving?

At an extra five cents each, two thousand meals will cost the taxpayers thousands more in food costs. Inmates deserve to be fed bread and water each and every day.  If they don't like it they should have thought about it before they went out and did crimes and Home Invasions like those two Hispanic thugs on the front page of KPHO.COM today who tied up and robbed that poor elderly Mesa couple. I hope those two pieces of shit were beaten badly by deputies when they were caught and that they are now housed in a Special Management Unit cell and they will be starved until they are near death. It makes me sick that you fucking liberals think criminals deserve to avoid punishment.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving if you are one of the sensible people reading this, otherwise have a screwed up holiday.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @angeameami they see it, they just dont want to admit it. some of them go into denial so bad that they refuse to aknowlege what is happening around them. they think since he is trying to stop immigration that he is a hero. meanwhile they refuse to see uninvestigated crimes, negligent homicide, abuse of power, and millions and millions of dollars being burned up that we all have to pay for

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @webemployer many people are patriots. they BELIEVE they are doing what is right for their country, it doesnt mean they are DOING what is right for this country. I detest Joe, but, I will not say he is being unpatriotic. I do believe he is doing what he FEELS may be right, I just dont think he is correct. Ted Kazinski THOUGHT he was doing what was right for this country, he was wrong. Timothy LeVey thought he was doing what was right, he was wrong. Adolph Hitler thought he was doing what was right, he was wrong. Joe's department has been responsible for too many deaths of people who were never proven guilty nor had their day in court. Just because they were accused of something does not merit a death sentence, if it did, please remember Joe has been accused of things too and would fall under the same judgement. if we have people on death row who will never recieve the needle, why do people i his department feel that people who have yet to be tried should be handed the death sentence. Joe may believe himself to be on a rightous and patriotic path, but he isnt. if all he is concerned with is immigration, he is in the wrong job. he was elected sheriff to enforce ALL of our laws and to protect us, and do right by us. if immigration is his top priority, he should be working for the border patrol, not Maricopa county sheriffs office. he has a department that has officers who conspire and commit assault and they go unpunished, he has officers who are personally responsible for unnecessary deaths and yet go unpunished. 

angeameami
angeameami

 @webemployerYou dont mind  paying for lawsuits for a corrupted sheriff who will let felons on streets since he has to put him inside and not in tents.

 

FuckArpaio
FuckArpaio

 @dhuiz

 Always wondered why there hasn't been a class action suit filed, yet.

dhuiz
dhuiz

He seems to made of teflon. He has been accused and investigated but nothing ever happens to him. Even if they found another set of books there would be some lagit reason for it. Or at least he would claim there was and nothing would happen to him. It would just cost us more money and he would get off scott free.

stardelamor
stardelamor

@Not_Chicken_Little then why hasnt he served those 40,000 felony warrents? His priority is immigrants, people without a peice of paper. But murder is ok in Maricopa county

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 @Not_Chicken_Little So, lets see if I understand the gist of your comment.

 

In your tiny little festering mind, it's OK to treat people who commit ANY type of crime in an abusive, inhumane manner. Right?

 Approx 90% of these people will be out in the community again at some point in time, and will be extremely angry at the way they were treated by the "society" in Maricopa county. Anger makes people do things without thinking and when they do, some of them just might be in YOUR neighborhood, or at YOUR workplace.(at least we can hope)

 

RPetersMD
RPetersMD

 @Not_Chicken_Little Hey genius, something like 70% of those in tent city are PRE-TRIAL!  That means they haven't been convicted and haven't even had their day in court yet.  This is America, where you're supposed to be innocent (and treated fairly) until PROVEN guilty.  Not the other way around.  Educate yourself before spouting off. 

dhuiz
dhuiz

Not everyone in jail has been convicted of a crime. Most of them are locked up because thay have been accused of doing a crime and have not been sentenced yet. They either do not have the money for bale or they cannot afford a good lawyer.

I know someone that was accused of doing something and spent four months in the Maricopa hell hole. They finally decided he wasn't the right person and dropped the charges against him. But in the mean time he had to endure the bad food and mistreatment that everyone else does. Now tell me he desreved it. He was totally innocent.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan so you dont believe its up to the courts to decide innocence or guilt? a simple accusation is reason enough to administer a death sentence? joe has been accused of many things, why hasnt your belief of justice been applied in his or his departments case? that would be because it isnt justice. 

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 @JoeArpaioFan You know Jaffy, I spent over 20 years working with  mentally ill people, including Stinky Finger Jan's son, and I have to say that you have a more depraved mentality than many of them,

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan do you know who said to feed them extra on thanksgiving? it was Joe. read the article. Joe is the one wanting to do it, yet Joe is the one crying about it. he is doing it just so he can bitch and moan about the cost. and what is the problem with paying $425 once a year as opposed to Joe costing us over $10,000 to send cops to hawaii, or costing us millions and millions of dollars in the  damage control of his department? you cry like a little bitch about Obama, yet it seems to be okay for Joe. you have been huffing too much toilet cleaner at your job at burger king

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan how about this stupid fuck, i will get Joe the FULL amount of this thanksgiving meal for the inmates, if Joe pays the FULL amount of what he has cost this county in lawsuits himself? that way Joe cant bitch about the .05 cent  increase or the cost of the meal, and we cant bitch about what he has cost us. you get him to put it in writing that he will pay for all those lawsuits out of his pocket and i will go get that $14,000 for todays meal  raised FAST.  this county wouldnt be as broke as it is when we dont have to pay for Joe's constant fuck ups. yes other counties have problems, but nowhere are they as bad as Joe's. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan hahahahaha you are a retard and you just proved it. matt is complaining about the .05 cent increase....JOE IS!! read the article you ignorant piece of shit. as for the money in the millions that Joe is costing us? are you saying we are staging fake court cases that arent really happening? are we faking dead people? we must be really good then, because Joe is releasing the bodies for burial. and where in the hell did you learn math? how do you figure 8,500 inmates translates into 2,000 meals? and on top of that, how do you figure 2,000 meals that cost .05 cents more will cost thousands EXTRA? if you were right on you numbers, those 2,000 meals would incur an extra cost of $100. no wonder they wont let you run a register at burger king

cassityg32
cassityg32

@JoeArpaioFan you're right, the MILLIONS of dollars in lawsuits is nothing compared to an extra 5 cents a meal. Your a smart one.

dhuiz
dhuiz

I'm sorry, but your comment doesn't make sence.

dhuiz
dhuiz

We can only wish.

angeameami
angeameami

 @dhuizHe is paying off or threatening people has to be or voters to stupid to see his lavish lifestyle while taxpayers pay is lawsuits

 

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @dhuiz teflon = a system of corruption. Puppeteers are in control while their puppets /wind-up toys are out there saying and doing whatever they want. Those who remain silent are complicit. Who wants to end the "gravy train" in the legal system?  Who's getting the $50,000,000.00 plus? The legal system.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @shadeaux14  jail and prison have nothing to do with reform. the rcidvism rate in Az is over 80%. maybe if we worked on reformation instead of seeing how unpleasant we could make it, people would come out less hardened and resentful and wanting to return to a former lifestyle. you aree correct, these are people that will be re-introduced to society, so putting a chip on their shoulder before we do is not an answer. punishment is one thing, abuse for your entertainment  is not 

Not_Chicken_Little
Not_Chicken_Little

@RPetersMD @Not_Chicken_Little Hey "genius" yourself- can't read and understand? I wrote, "those who COMMIT crimes and are THEN incarcerated" which means (for your little brain) those who DID the crime which means they've been judged. I am not advocating "innocent" people be so treated ( unless they are brain- dead liberals of course). Sheriff Joe will continue to be elected much to the dismay of people who are on the side of the criminals! And if yours and most of the posts here are any gauge, he's still got a lot of work to do rounding you all up!

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

 @dhuiz Jail is not meant to be a  holiday, but, I still am repulsed by the standards that Joe holds for his own jail.  Can you imagine the pitiful whining that he will do once the Feds convict his dumbass for all of the wrongs committed in his name, on his watch, or by his troops.

 

In the meantime, he really cannot wait until conviction before arresting people.  If the crime has been committed, and PC exists to arrest, it is job to arrest.  But, this is where he forgets his job, and his obligations to the people.  They do not need to be treated like crap at any time, especially before conviction.

dhuiz
dhuiz

 @danzigsdaddy  @JoeArpaioFan 

He just complains so he get his name and his face on any kind of media vehicle. He is a corupt media whore.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan of course we will need to see the money first from Joe, he has a tendancy to not follow through on his written promises

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

typo: Matt ISNT complaining about the .05 cents......JOE IS!!!!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @shadeaux14 and to prove they are being mistreated for Joe and his peoples entertainment........the booking photos they try to get people to look stupid in for Joes photo of the week is a good example. what does it prove? the booking photo is for easy identification, if you try to get a guy to be making faces for it, thats not how he normally looks,

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @bob_lablaw96  and somewhere else on this blog, someone brought up that these are people who will be re-introduced into society. we shouldnt  be building up a rage in them, we should be reforming, but the jails and prisons have absolutely NOTHING to do with reform. that is why the recidivism rate for Arizona is over 80%. if Joe was serious about his job and stopping crime, he would work on reform, not trying to instill hate and resentment in the inmates

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @bob_lablaw96  I'm not defending Joes action at all, i was trying to get the point across to Notchickenlittle that it didnt matter if they were convicted or not to MCSO. they were people that may or may not have been innocent, and never had a chance to prove their innocence or clear their name before they were handed a death sentence. Joe is a cop, not judge, jury, and executioner. and if joe isnt, then his people sure as fuck arent either, yet they seem to be the ones taking it upon themselves to commute a death sentence and they go unpunished for it

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

 @danzigsdaddy  @Not_Chicken_Little They had not been sentenced to death, though.

 

You and I bang heads at times, but I think that we both agree that their is no real excuse for the treatment given to 99% of those in Joe's custody.  Even if you are sentenced, you should be treated as human, and transferred ASAP to the State Prison system

nckchui61
nckchui61

 @Not_Chicken_Little  @RPetersMD  @Not_Chicken_Little ...Yes, because those who dare stand against Sheriff Joe's almighty power are automatically on the side of the criminals. This burnt out shill of a human being makes me sick. And it makes me even sicker knowing that people could be idiotic enough to support him. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Not_Chicken_Little  i'm not 100% sure, but i think almost all of the people who died in his jail were unsentenced. i know for a fact Marty Atencio never made it out of booking, and Braillard was also unsentenced.. I do think a few were sentenced though   

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