Franklin usually works the inmates to pad her pockets. This time she hopes to save her butt with the Southern Center for Human Rights by cleaning up the jail before the next inspection/investigation of the Morgan County Jail starts. Franklin is leaving no cot upturned and she is hiding the mats that inmates use to sleep on because of overcrowding. Franklin has been hammering down on the employees as if the money taken from the inmate food account is their fault. Franklin took the inmate food funds not the employees or the inmates yet they are the ones paying for Franklin's dirty deeds. Employees and inmates are feeling the wrath of the sheriff. How many heads will roll because Ana's been busted?
Many people want to blame the county commission because the new jail has not been opened. It isn't the commissioners fault that Franklin has wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars in her fun and fancy free life style over the past six years. Franklin does not have the resources to open the new facility because she has misappropriated funds, fired, force employees to resign, and lied about the number of corrections officers on staff. Franklin claims the dispatchers and court house security are corrections officers. Without the lie, she cannot meet the required number of corrections officers to meet the consent decree requirements. The road deputies are under staffed, the office clerks are no longer allowed access to the files they need to perform their daily duties because Franklin does not trust them.
Franklin has caused harm to inmates by not insuring that they receive adequate medical treatment and their nutritional needs. Inmates in the Morgan County Jail must rely on family to add money to their books so that they can purchase overpriced food from the jail store. We have been told that Ramen Noodles that cost 0.13 - 0.15 cents on the street cost around .49 per pack in the jail. Franklin has been serving watered down powdered milk, watered down juice, and watered down boxed food for years. It makes us wonder what happens to inmates that do not have family that can help feed the inmates? Everything that goes on at the Morgan County Jail is about making money.
With the average packet costing a consumer only 13 cents, you could eat three square meals a day for an entire year for just $142.65. To put that into perspective, an average American spends $6,372 a year on food — eating ramen would reduce that to about 3 percent of the average cost.Sep 18, 2014