It so very hard to believe that most of these folks that we voted into office have failed to change the law. A law that has been on the books since the 1930s. What kind of people are the folks that we the people of Alabama voted into office?
We have our Governor making every attempt to change the law and a hand full of senators such as Arthur Orr working hard to change the law. What is it going to take for the people we voted into office to make changes to the law? Will it take inmates going hungry to change the law? Nope. Been there done that? Will it take sheriffs like Ana Franklin and Todd Entrikin padding their pockets with inmate food funds to change the law? Beach houses, Title Marts, free equipment from Title Mart such as horse trailers, vehicles, maybe a boat or two to force the legislatures to change the law? Nope. Been there done that. Will it take 49 sheriffs being sued for not releasing funds that are designated by the state as releasable document to change the law? Nop. Been there done that.
We need to demand change. We would love to brief the legislature when they go back into session. Who are the lobbyist groups that are controlling all of these people that we call our legislators? How can lobbyists have that much power over the people we the citizens voted into office. We are not protesters but we all have the ability to call our representatives and demand change.
Note: Some of these folks have been voted out of office, did not run for reelection, or are in trouble with the law such as Ed Henry. Many will not be returning to the legislator. That's a good thing. It's time for the upcoming legislatures to make changes in the Inmate Food Funds.