Friday, January 09, 2009


I really hate to bad-mouth any state on account of a significant number of idiots, bigots, racists, homophobes, what have you. It would be quite easy to bad-mouth all 50 states to one degree of another. But some do have a nastier reputation than others and unfortunately for Alabama, that state gets another demerit thanks to this selfish prick.
The prisoners in the Morgan County jail here were always hungry. The sheriff, meanwhile, was getting a little richer. Alabama law allowed it: the chief lawman could go light on prisoners’ meals and pocket the leftover change.

And that is just what the sheriff, Greg Bartlett, did, to the tune of $212,000 over the last three years, despite a state food allowance of only $1.75 per prisoner per day.

It's not as if the sheriff is underpaid; he is drawing a salary of $64,000.... in Decatur, Alabama. He's able to do quite well there I imagine.

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