This just popped up in the Daily. The Dixie Chicks and the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice are suing 49 Alabama sheriffs for failing to provide information on whether they are profiting from their inmates' food funds. Locally, Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell was among those named in the suit. Miraculously, neither Ana Franklin nor Mike Blakely were named as defendants.
This couldn't have come at a better time to reinforce the efforts by Arthur Orr and Ray Long to change the State Constitution to forbid Morgan County future sheriffs taking 'excess' food money for their personal use. Perhaps the legislature will simply change the law that allows such practice.
Meanwhile 49 sheriffs in Alabama are saying 'Thank you, Ana". I believe it was "thank you" they were saying. I could have heard wrong.
Here's the link: www.decaturdaily.com/news/lawrence_county/groups-sue-aim-to-learn-if-sheriffs-profit-from-jail/article_1b351d57-3ae8-57a3-87d3-6d7d80f0258a.html