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Monday, January 8, 2018

49 Alabama Sheriffs Sued. It's all about food as a personal profit center

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:


  1. Yeah I bet a lot of them are saying, "Thanks ana for being so greedy!!" I think all those small county jails without the population as Morgan County are probably just making little extra money, not hundreds of thousands. I doubt if she is very popular with other Sheriffs right now.

  2. Interesting. Are the legislators going to continue bowing down to the almighty Alabama Sheriffs Association or will they listen to their constituents for a chance? Did you know Ana is the Chaplin for the Association?

  3. Holy smokes Bulwinkle? Thank you whistleblowers for bringing this issue to light. Thank you sheriff for making a mess that may change how inmates are feed.

  4. This article as posted on AL.Com had 134 comments statewide as of this morning. HooHah!

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