“Yas’m… we’re makin’ inmates pay for their undies. I’s got a new bass boat to pay fer… it’s a pretty lil’ number”. How low can you go? What’s he gonna do next, put in pay toilets?
UPI reported that the Polk County Jail in Florida would stop issuing male prisoners free underwear. As announced by Sheriff Grady Judd, the county took this decision on the pretext of “economy”. He claims that this move would cut the jail’s annual budget by 45,000 USD (1.265 million Roubles. 32,000 Euros. 28,000 UK Pounds), Lenta.ru reported. Inmates can buy underwear from the jail with their own money. One pair of briefs will cost them 2.50 to 4.50 USD (70 to 125 Roubles. 1.80 to 3.20 Euros. 1.50 to 2.80 UK Pounds), depending on the sort. Those who refuse to (or can’t) buy underwear from the jail would be forced to go without it. This is due to the fact that the rules don’t allow the inmates to wear the underwear that they were wearing when they arrived. The sheriff claims that it takes too much time for guards to inspect such items for contraband. Due to reasons of hygiene, the new rule doesn’t affect female prisoners. This isn’t the first time that Sheriff Judd found a way to economise on jail costs on the backs of the prisoners. For example, several years ago, he banned peanut butter, corn bread, coffee, fruit juices, fresh milk, and some other products from the menu at the Polk County Jail mess hall. Then, the sheriff announced that the authorities had an obligation to provide prisoners nutritious food, but they didn’t need to provide tasty food. According to Sheriff Judd, if criminals want to have these things, they should stop breaking the law.
17 July 2011
Voice of Russia World Service
If you needed proof that the New GOP protects cretinous Neanderthals, this item proves it. The sheriff bans “outside” underwear, then, he forces prisoners to buy it from him at inflated prices. In short, he one’s corrupt mutha! The New Republicans and Internationalist Democrats scream about rampant corruption in Russia, the Ukraine, and Byelorussia. I’d say that they’d better look MUCH closer to home (Blago Yago anyone?). I’ll say this… Rocky, FDR, Ma Richards, and Ike wouldn’t have done this… this is a naked Boss Hogg-style rake-off, done with a pious look on his face, no doubt. I’ll bet you that this Sheriff Judd is a “born-again” slimmer… this is the sort of smarmy thing that they do to cover over their sinful greed. Let’s see, I’ll bet you that at least half of the “savings” is going to end up in the sheriff’s pocket (and he’ll spread some of it amongst his GOP buddies on the County Board, no doubt). In short, they’re profiting on those who can’t fight back… brave folks, aren’t they? It’s a fallen world, kids, and here’s one more proof of it…