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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

al.com comments part 2, Alabama sheriff due in federal court this week for contempt hearing about inmate meals


NativeCreekNDN_RTR!!!

NativeCreekNDN_RTR!!!
Just proves what I have always known all along. Some in law enforcement are the most corrupt, greedy and dishonest people on the planet. Not all, but a dang good bit. It sometimes seems the higher the office the higher the corruption. I wish every county had a Glenda Lockhart. Well done and keep it up Mrs. Lockhart!!
bikerdude

bikerdude
Didn't I read a story a few years back about a sheriff who was making a killing off of the money paid to his office for inmate food and he was giving them was PB&J sandwiches for every meal?


Censored13timescynicalcop1971

Censored13timescynicalcop1971
Etowah County's sheriff has 5 houses of his very own due to this money! Deep sea fishing yacht, hundreds of acres of property.....lives like a king!
He, is where I first learned this fact: The voting public is essentially deaf, dumb, and blind


RTR123

RTR123
How is it that she loaned monies that didn't belong to her? That should be the question being asked


AlNeri

AlNeri
Is there one honest person working in Alabama government? At least one?? Hello? Anybody home??



Chiku Misra

Chiku Misra
In my experience, they are not only corrupt but shameless. Whether police, power company, hospital or school. Any major force of this society. You can read my Facebook page for evidence supporting this contention. Once you document their crimes, these people straighten up in a hurry.

Gribble

Gribble
Ok, what I really want to know is simply this:
why on Earth did this Sheriff make such a loan to the car company??? What the the motive for that?


inkpin4

inkpin4
@Gribble My guess would be, and it's only a guess, that she thought she would make a nice quick profit off of money that doesn't even belong to her. What do you think?

Gribble

Gribble
Ah, I see. Well, it's gross misappropriation of County Funds any way you slice it, and for that she needs to go to prison.
MAJORPAIN

MAJORPAIN
she looks sorta looks like Rachel Ray..she probably took the 160K so she could cook healthy meals for the inmates
Dunk

Dunk
There should be a standard set by the Alabama Legislature for food served to inmates in city and county jails. That standard should be the same as used by public school systems in Alabama. There should also be unannounced food inspections during meal times.
Ever tried as a private citizen to see what foods are being served to jail inmates? You will be refused to see how your tax money is being spent. Want to see what are the written costs of items sold by jail commissaries to inmates? You will be refused that request.
There is little to none transparency in city and county jails. Those running the jails know that inmates are low on the list of most persons and that knowledge gives thugs in charge the freedom to neglect and abuse inmates.


Gribble

Gribble
@Dunk Be careful what you ask for; the jails only get $1.75 per inmate per day to provide three meals. You want them fed better? Be ready to pay a hell of a lot more for it.

NativeCreekNDN_RTR!!!

NativeCreekNDN_RTR!!!
@Gribble @Dunk When the money given to them is used inappropriately it makes it even worse. How is it possible for some jails to feed inmates well on the same money while other jails seem to have a problem? Management or rather mismanagement is the cause.
Tillyg417

Tillyg417
About 75% of jail inmates are only charged and awaiting trial. They are innocent until proven guilty, so why should innocent people sitting in jail only receive $1.75 worth of food per day?
TGTG34

TGTG34
Told you from day one this sheriff and her deputies were corrupt. Franklin is a liar. This article didn't mention, that I saw, where Franklin initially told the media she pulled the money from her retirement savings.



Dunk

Dunk
From the linked article:
"Alabama law allows sheriffs in the state to keep money left from feeding jail inmates as personal income, except where superseded by the county commission or local legislation."
THAT LAW NEEDS TO CHANGE.

NativeCreekNDN_RTR!!!

NativeCreekNDN_RTR!!!
@Dunk THAT is one extremely terrible law!! No wonder these inmates aren't being fed well...Wow! The people of each county and city need to demand that law is changed. What a backwards state we live in.
inkpin4

inkpin4
@TGTG34 This article also didn't mention, as another article did, that the Greg Steenson, that she claims she "did not know", is actually her cousin.

TGTG34

TGTG34
@inkpin4 @TGTG34 Nor did it mention the lawsuit she's facing from wrecking a couple in south Alabama last year that she thinks she is immune to.

TGTG34

TGTG34
@NativeCreekNDN_RTR!!! @TGTG34 @inkpin4 "The Halls were injured when Franklin pulled in front of the couple’s car on Alabama 287 just south of the Interstate 65 interchange, according to a state trooper’s accident report."


According to the Whistleblower blog, Franklin was down there but didn't attend the conference mentioned nor was she even scheduled to be there.
BamaBelle

BamaBelle
@inkpin4 @TGTG34 Nor did it mention the contraband she allows into the jail for certain inmates, or the dirty deeds that her minions in the department do for her, yada, yada, yada, so on and so forth.  But we know....We all know...
BamaBelle

BamaBelle
@inkpin4 @TGTG34 This is not the first time Steenson has bankrupted a car lot and defrauded investors and customers.  He went to prison for uch in the late 90's. So the cousin she does not know is a convicted felon, too.  
DeaconBlue1

DeaconBlue1
How does a sheriff loan state and federal derived money to a private business and not already be in jail? If Sheriff Franklin isn't convicted of misuse of funds then there is no justice.   


Dunk

Dunk
Lots of twists and turns in the story but Ashley did a good job of keeping the story running in a readable direction.
It is a sorry POS sheriff who would plunder the food account of inmates. The more inmates she could arrest, the more money she had access to steal.
Kudos to Glenda Lockhart, who runs the Whistleblower. I wish every county had such a citizen.


george63

george63
sounds like a dirty sheriff  she should  be  held  accountable. all funds for all sheriffs should be accounted for
Blues Shuffle

Blues Shuffle
A simple solution is taking the Sheriff out of the loop for the inmate food budget. This is a perfect little scam for Sheriffs to profit. Somehow Mike Blakely got out of the corn dog caper but the little scam shed light on how Sheriffs are making big $ on top of their salary.
Blues Shuffle

Blues Shuffle
Anyone remember Mike Blakely and the corn dog caper?


LilRenegade42

LilRenegade42
No but I remember Mobile sheriffs Jack Tillman and his $1000.000 cd. I thought that antiquated law had been purged after his try.
It's time the legislature makes it illegal for sheriffs or anyone else to touch the inmates food account. And tie a loooong prison sentence on to it.
KirkInBama

KirkInBama
Alabackwards. Thank God for Mississippi, otherwise we would be in last place for government corruption. Hopefully she will be convicted and forced to pay back the $160,000.


Tillyg417

Tillyg417
Too late.
Alabama surpassed Mississippi years ago in most of the negative rankings, including public corruption.
Trump is Your President

Trump is Your President
I bet she supports keeping CCW permits for the money too.


therelentlessstand

therelentlessstand
Or paying her legal expenses and Barnes Lovelace to try to keep the both of them out of jail.  She is using those funds at her discretion also.  This is not being addressed in Thursdays hearing though.  Just the inmate food fund which is one of at least 23 accounts for the Sheriffs Office. This does not include tax payer money being transverse to accounts outside this county in Cullman County she opened.  
A Concerned Denizen

A Concerned Denizen
Re-institute prison farms, chain gangs, productive reform activities.


Jerry

Jerry
As goes the idiots leading our country so goes the idiots even in the smallest town. Corruption is prevalent in government from the smallest town to Washington. You do not deposit city funds into a private bank account and mark it as "food account" just to make it look legal. Arrest her and everyone associated with her. As for the cops who searched a home without a warrant they should be charged with violating these people's constitutional rights.
silly2

silly2
Mixed up jumbled up hot mess!


viventes in infernum

viventes in infernum
The sheriff? This article? Both? I thought having to read The Iliad and Odyssey....written in Latin was hard....nothing compared to this.

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