Joe Arpaio Cuts Back on Inmate Visitation, Just in Time for Holidays

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Not the fat man you want to see around Christmas.


Just in time for the holidays, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is cutting back on visitation for inmates of the county's six jails.

Both the number of weekly visits and the days available for visits were cut back, as of Sunday.

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Before now, inmates were allowed three 30-minute visits per week, which could take place on any day of the week but Fridays.

Effective Sunday, inmates get one 30-minute visit per week, and visitation can only take place on Sundays and Mondays, according to a public notice posted on the MCSO website.

"Additional visits may be approved by the Division Commander on a case-by-case basis," the notice says.

Legal visits aren't affected by the change according to the notice.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's spokeswoman Lisa Allen tells New Times the change is being made "while we switch from one vendor to another vendor to update/improve MCSO's video visitation program."

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MCSO
The video visitation system.
(Most "visits" are done over a video system that looks like something out of a bad 1980's sci-fi movie.)

"The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office firmly believes that visitation is an integral aspect of the jail system," according to MCSO's own website. "Sheriff's Office facilities receive hundreds of thousands of visitors per year, giving inmates something to look forward to, providing incentive for them to behave appropriately while incarcerated, and allowing them to maintain a necessary bond with family and friends."

In addition to these new restrictions, the Sheriff's Office also has bans "illegal aliens" from visiting anyone in jail, as well as anyone who's been convicted of a felony, or incarcerated over the last year, according to an MCSO document for families of people in the jails system.

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ibcingutoo
ibcingutoo

I'm guessing he has a lot of the guards going on holiday leave. 

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

What a sad old desperate man Joe is. His hunger for media attention is pathetic.  He does this but if FOx News or any other outlet that will put his face on TV wants to visit, he will drop everything to accommodate them.  

carolinamelody
carolinamelody

"You're a rotter. You're the king of sinful sots. Your heart's a dead tomato splotched with moldy purple spots. You're a three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with aresenic sause" The Grinch.  What a horrible human he is.

Pat Jackson
Pat Jackson

Apparently Kyle Brock proves once again, no matter how hard people might try.....you just can't polish a turd!

Nicole Jackson Peterson
Nicole Jackson Peterson

Josie Garcia, i looked back at what I read and i wouldnt take back one word. Yes i am MEXICAN....MEXICAN AMERICAN and so are my parents and my Grandparents and if I do have relatives that came her illegally...shame on them, i still feel the same! I didnt call any harsh names or put downs that i feel are not deserved. My husband & myself work VERY hard and its definately not right nor fair an Illegal is benefitting from ny hard work! Im not just talking Mexicans either, any person that is here illegally frustrates me. Its very frustrating, annoying to go in a Goverment office in the UNITED STATES and billboards & advertisements are NOT in English. My anger and frustration is warranted and i take back nothing!

stardelamor
stardelamor

He loves it the more he can torture the inmates the happier he is. He is one sorry excuse for a human being -he is a monster

Jerry Young
Jerry Young

Tent City theme song should be "I fought the law and the law won".

vimanadriver
vimanadriver

That picture is telling, his hat doesn't fit, and he doesn't know how to hold a puppy, he's forcing a smile. He couldn't look more uncomfortable. I feel for that poor puppy if it's his.

jtgantry
jtgantry

People, read the story again,,They are updating the visitors program. It did not say it was a permanent change.

Nicole Jackson Peterson
Nicole Jackson Peterson

Whats even worse......you have continued to bully and trash my name for my opinions which i have every right to have and you feel its ok to make fun of CHILDREN with down syndrome or heavyweight children!!! Kyle, you have such nasty strong words for people that dont feel the same as you BUT just like you dont know me i dont know you therefore i will not judge you! I will tell you this, if you continue to attack me i will do whatever i need to in my power to get u to stop! You live not even 2 minutes away from me, ill be stopping by to tell Mommy & Daddy they have CyberBully which is illegal and you WILL loose your online privledges........go to school, go learn somethin and stop harrassing people!

Nicole Jackson Peterson
Nicole Jackson Peterson

Kyle Brock, listen you dont know me and i dont know you so if you dont like my comments move one!!! I am not ashamed nor embarrassed one bit of any comments i make and my readers dont need reminders they know exactly how i feel. You contine to spew Pro this Pro That......Pro Bully!? Indirect comments or generic comments is pretty much the norm but to continually go after and attack, bully someone? Ya you are so much better right? If you happen to not like what i say then be a big boy and move on as i always do to you. I certainly dont expect everyone to agree with me and becuz you do it shows what a child you are. I know you are bored, lonely, parent issues , DEFINATELY relationship issues, for sure self esteem issues but stand up, put that big ass plug back in your butt and just walk away! You cant do it can you?! Its eating at you to talk more shit to & about me isnt it!? GROW UP YOU LIL B@#$H!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I hope Joe's inmate family in the federal prison he's heading to visits him once a week for 30 minutes.

Fucking Goddamn narcissistic douchebag!

Jon Richardson
Jon Richardson

Joe Arpaio is awesome! Keep up the good work Joe!

Kyle Brock
Kyle Brock

www.facebook.com/MommiesThatStayAtHome/posts/416682278443430?comment_id=2159969&offset=0&total_comments=11 LOLOL her post! Nicole Jackson Peterson During an extremely passionate night with my husband....we were having AMAZING sex, he ripped my panties off me so hard, started kissing my neck all the way down my spine as he was passionately yet very firm rubbing my thighs and ass, and there it went!!! I busted ass right in my husbands face!!!! That wasnt horrifying enough....it smelled like a whole f@#$%&*g caron of rotten eggs!!!! SO SO EMBARRASSING! He was so great about it, pretending he didnt notice a thing but i was so humiliated i had to roll over and i looked at him and his eyes were so watery from the smell and red faced from holding his breath. Thank God we had already been married for 12 yrs at the time but still mortifying!!! That was 5 yrs ago and we still get real good laugh about it to this day.

Natasha M Martinez
Natasha M Martinez

look at all the money wasted on decorations but lets feed the people garbage to save a few bucks disgusting!! @roger these people are not convicted!!! he doesn't run the prisons

Gregg Myers
Gregg Myers

~ because nothing says 'Christlike Love' and 'Good Will Toward Men' quite like emotionally abusing 'the least of these' :|

Josie Garcia
Josie Garcia

Nicole... I'm sure you are a descendent of an illegal immigrant ( at some point). Yes, there are lawful ways to get into the U.S; yet many of our past family members had the guts.. The balls to struggle and be discriminated against for the love they had for you and I. Lets just chose our words wisely when speaking of illegals.. Those words go straight up to your parents and grandparents as well as mine:)

Don Collins
Don Collins

You go Joe, don't give them ass-holes anything being they shouldn't be there in the first place !!!

Nicole Jackson Peterson
Nicole Jackson Peterson

Angie Gonzalez, My comment did start with praising the sheriff and i did get off track because of my frustration although i must say it somewhat fit....there are thousands of illegals in OUR jail system as we speak which our taxes are paying for. To me, illegal or not i feel its ridiculous for any inmate to complain about visitation time it just makes it worse if they are not supposed to be here then they want another person that shouldnt be here to come visit them! Touch subject on my part.

Maria Vega Rodriquez
Maria Vega Rodriquez

Hey there really are misunderstandings my sister was a shitty person she would beat the crap out of her boyfriend and later down the road her exhusband , when they would push her away or hold her from hitting them more she would scream and as soon as she could would call the cops and say they hit her! Guess who always went to sit and rot in jail as the woman beaters. Let me tell you she never went. This kinda crap happens more then you think. Some people live in bubbles. And poor guys that is gonna follow them the rest of their lives.

Angie Gonzalez
Angie Gonzalez

Nicole I don't think that has anything to do with this conversations ... Well at least these illegals pick my lettuce and broccoli real good ... Something we don't want to do ourselves ..

Pat Jackson
Pat Jackson

Yeah....they're all just a bunch of innocent victims....just ask them, they all have the same story. Maybe next time they'll keep their noses clean if jail is a horrible enough place to be instead of just a taxpayer paid vacation for them.

Maria Vega Rodriquez
Maria Vega Rodriquez

Actually my father is in prison and he belongs there no doubt about it lady. I have yet to visit him cause guess what prison and jail are very different. Never visited him in jail either. I don't think they need any special rights I just feel if your are innocent until proven guilty in our judicial system you should at least be treated like a human being.

Pat Jackson
Pat Jackson

HOORAY FOR SHERIFF JOE! There's a good reason you keep getting re-elected. Keep up the good work!

Nicole Jackson Peterson
Nicole Jackson Peterson

I actually like Sheriff Joe and I know i will catch alot of grief for my next comment cuz I ALWAYS do but I dont give a damn.......I completely praise him for all his hard work and for not giving up after so many death threats & hate mai for doing his damn job! As a Mexican AMERICAN woman myself I can say all these fucking ILLEGAL Mexicans that have no right to be here give us Mexican Americans a bad name! If you truly want to make a better life for youself & your family than you need to put in the work and do it the correct LEGAL way! FYI....On Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays several community colleges give English classes at a very affordable cost which im sure most can afford considering alot og Illegals have brand new SUVs, 20 or more people renting a 3 bedroom house, collecting benefits that thousands of us bust our asses off for. I apologize if this seems a bit harsh, i am just really sick & tired of this. About a year ago I took my daughter to the WIC office which I have NO SHAME in because I pay my taxes but anyhow all the posters on the wall, advertisenents and even the television was all in Spanish! I did NOT go to the WIC office in Mexico, it was in Mesa, Arizona.....does that seem right? They had to go to the back and open a dusty ass box to get an English brochure that id asked for, you tell me how the Hell that makes any sense! Go take advantage of your own country, we have enough of our own freeloaders!!!

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@stardelamor Have you heard Joe's recordings at (602) 777-6632 and have you heard the NO AMNESTY recordings at (602) 926-2873 yet? 

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@Jerry Young Yes, Joe is winning!

wqcharleston
wqcharleston

@Nicole Jackson Peterson Please get back on your meds. Any hospital ER has to treat overtly psychotic patients. 

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 Now now now, respect your elders!  Have you heard Joe's message at (602) 777-6632 yet? If you like it be sure to leave me a comment at the end by pressing 0. You should also hear about NO AMNESTY at (602) 926-2873.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@Jon Richardson Yes he is awesome.

azweasel
azweasel

He is a sorry old piece of shit who has clowns like yourself sucking the farts out of his fat ass.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@Natasha M Martinez You mean you think inmates should be fed steak and eggs or food that costs more money for the taxpayers?

stardelamor
stardelamor

@Don Collins yea you say that until its one of your own he is locking up in that filthy place. Or maybe you dont even live there so there is no chance of him killing one of yours. He has locked people up just for acting different and they never left the jail alive. Karma will get you

stardelamor
stardelamor

@Nicole Jackson Peterson you know why they are in there dont you? So we the American people and CCS can make money off of them and supply our people with jobs. Our government makes more if they are left undocumented 

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@Angie Gonzalez Jay Leno joked about that in one of his monologues a few years ago. He said something like, "The good news is that we've finally solved the problem of illegal immigration. The bad news is that a head of lettuce will now cost $20."

azweasel
azweasel

We will all say hooray when the old fat fuck chokes to death on his oatmeal.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Pat Jackson I bet you LOVE how the Clown Sheriff ADMITTED to illegally spending 99 MILLION DOLLARS of jail funds.  Your kind of guy, I guess.

DNichols
DNichols

@Pat Jackson;

Never mind Arpaio's over four hundred ignored cases of "Child Abuse including Child Rapes" of couse?!!

This is your idea of "good work"?!!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Nicole Jackson Peterson  so you think people need to work harder to get a better life? tell that to your daughter next time you take her to WIC. at least the illegals are working.  as you talk about them collecting benefits that we pay thousands for, your daughter is also benefiting from OUR tax dollars too, not just yours. before you start assuming that the people at the WIC office were all illegals and thats why they needed spanish signs, remember who you gave a ride up there to

belliijellii
belliijellii

@Nicole Jackson Peterson Well, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. You can love a teddy bear, but would you dare hug the real bear? I would say you honey have some research to do on your beloved "SHERIFF," who has killed in our jail system. Multiple people at that. A woman was forced to have her child shackled to a bed in the hospital when it is law that it is not allowed. Many disabled men and women have also been killed. Autistic and diabetic alike. So please follow up on your details. I understand there are men and women that need to be thee for the violent and horrid crimes they have done. But the law is "INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY," not "GUILTY UNTIL I SAY SO," welcome to Arizona honey. Wake up and smell the roses (if they arent dead yet)

maryapple48708
maryapple48708

@Nicole Jackson Peterson   before I worked along with MSCO as a case manager for the SMI population in PHX, I thought the same as you.  I can assure you, that is no longer the case.  

Every human is entitles to certain things, not because you, or I, or anyone says so, but because they are humans on this planet..  Arpio recognizes none of these, ever.  He is not a great man, he is a shell of a human being, and anyone one who agrees with this archaic way of thinking is just as awful.

DNichols
DNichols

@Nicole;

Please seek help?!

Not just W.I.C.?!

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@azweasel Oh shutup you fucking weasel!  What you gonna do about it? Probably nothing, right?

wqcharleston
wqcharleston

@robert_graham I would rather feed the inmates lobster and filet mignon, than pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to finance paranoid Sherf' Joe's security squad.

talexismoore
talexismoore

@belliijellii Actually, it is "Presumption of innocence until proven guilty" might want to do a bit of research! Most people say what you posted but it is in fact  incorrect. And the true meaning is quite different.

belliijellii
belliijellii

@maryapple48708 My husband is SMI and he is an Epilptic. He is treated like crap in the jail system, and is over looked when he needs medical attention. Sherrif Joe is a joke. People for 35 yrs have been waiting for him to choke on his lies and for him to feed the inmates the way he feeds the cats and dogs in the facility. 

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@maryapple48708 ,

Worked with the SMI population in the 90s and you summed it up perfectly.

I often wonder where those who support Arpaio went to have their conscience removed.

azweasel
azweasel

Bring it on you little fucking moron.

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