As shown in paragraph 5. "Below Franklin says that she welcomes the opportunity to present evidence that she has fully complied with Section 22 of the 2001 Consent Decree which requires that the: "22. County Defendants shall provide a nutritionally adequate diet to inmates, and shall consult with a registered dietitian to review and approve all menus actually served at the Jail. Food provided to inmates shall not be withheld, reduced, or altered as a form of punishment. County Defendants shall provide therapeutic diets when such of the patient's treatment." (Doc. 45)."
This is no laughing matter. Franklin wants the Amended 2009 consent decree out of the picture prior to her court date. Why? She does not want the public to know how long and how much money she has taken out of the sheriff's office. It never crossed the sheriff's mind she wasn't the one losing half of her body weight. I can hear the anonymous supporters now. Well! She isn't the one in jail. No, she isn't but she should be. Franklin probably never gave a thought to denying the inmates fresh fruit, (nothing but bananas and apples because other fruits are too expensive), no fresh milk (powdered milk only), no fresh vegetables (canned or frozen only), and whole grains, which was supposed to be part of the regularly fed staples monthly. Sheriff Franklin says in the document that she fully complied with paragraph 6. of the January 27, 2009 Order (excerpts of para 6 below).
The daily meals should have been based on the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid which includes replacement of processed meats with lean meats, poultry, and eggs.
Why don't Sheriff Franklin's supporters ask the nutritionist why she rarely comes to the Jail. Because Sheriff Franklin does not follow the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. I doubt the inmates see the monthly gruel menus before they are placed in from of them. That is unless the Class Action Counsel's inspections of the jail have recently changed standard sheriffs office procedures.
Paragraph 7. of the below documents states that she has fully complied with the above provisions in paragraph 6.a., ii, iii, iv, v, vi, and vii. Good! She should be happy to prove that to the court and the citizens of Morgan County.
Paragraph 8. Franklin ask for relief of establishing and implementing a procedure whereby all funds provided by and source for the feeding of inmates, including funds from the State of Alabama, any municipality, and the federal government, is used exclusively for the feeding of inmates. Oh! and Sheriff Franklin doesn't want to be responsible for any shortfalls in funds.
Sheriff Ana Franklin is asking for all of this relief after she has taken the inmates food for the past six years. Barney waits for six years before asking for relief. Barney only asked for this relief after Class counsel made several visits to the Morgan County Jail and filed their motions in court describing their findings at the jail.
This isn't right. Sheriff Franklin and her lawyers may get away with it. But this is nothing more than a license to steal.
In yet another filing Barney wants a Decatur Daily article Sheriff's federal hearing canceled, but jail food money remains an issue By Keith Clines Staff Writer, March 23, 2017. I can imagine that Barney doesn't want any of the articles the Daily has written presented. Especially since Franklin has told so many different stories as to how she got the money and how she loaned it to the Title Mart, no invested it into the Title Mart. It would be interesting to hear the tall tales the Sheriff repeats in court. That is if this case ever makes to Federal Court.