Blogger Comment: It seems to be evident that Ray Long takes no interest in the welfare of the inmates to include feeding the inmates. Excerpts from the letter to the editor make my blood boil. "However, news reports state that County Commission Chairman Ray Long said something to the effect that he thinks we have an adequate system and has no interest in overseeing the inmate feeding program. If our county commissioners think it is OK for employees paid by the taxpayers and working in a county taxpayer-owned building to generate money that goes into the sheriff’s bank account and subsequently into the sheriff’s pocket, maybe it’s time we elect new county commissioners. I read the same article. Many of the people who voted Ray Long into office have loved ones in jail or have had loved ones in jail. We are talking about the rich, middle class and the poor. If Mr. Long doesn't want to be the commissioner for all the taxpayers maybe he should look for another job. Pray all the elected officials are not as heartless as Ray Long has turned out to be. I believed Ray Long was a better man than that. I received several private comments of people with the same opinion.
The taxpayers of our community voted the Morgan County Public Officials in office and we can vote you out. NONE OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS HAVE DENOUNCED Sheriff Franklin for her conduct. Why? Once an outside agency comes in and presses charges against Franklin all of you will speak up. If you are willing to let a 59-year-old woman, the Daily, and al.com fight your battles for you, what do we have to lose by replacing you? Not much.
Step up to the plate Mr. Long. Show the Morgan County Tax Payers that you care enough about this issue to get involved.