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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Movement within Alabama to ban sheriffs from taking inmate food funds

Change by state comptroller could block sheriffs from pocketing food money

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Blogger Comments:  Read the entire Decatur Daily Report posted on this blog.

Folks for years many of the sheriffs in Alabama have misread the spirit of the law that allows them to partake in inmate food funds.  It is clear that the sheriff receives what the state calls warrants similar to checks.  One of the warrants is small and one is big.  The little check is one the sheriffs receives on a Form 1099 and is taxed.  The BIG warrant is the $1.75 per day used to feed inmates.

Are we to believe that the sheriffs of Alabama are so stupid that they do not know how to read legal opinions?  Well! as odd as it seems that may be the case, or is it plain and simple greed?  Blakely stopped taking leftover inmate food funds in 2010.  He did the smart thing.  He asked for a legal opinion.  We posted a copy of the legal opinion below.  

The inmate food funds under the big warrant that provides $1.75 per day to feed inmates are OFF LIMITS.  

Since nothing else works from a comprehension standpoint it will most likely take the Legislature to change the law.  

The sheriffs claim they can't release the amounts of money they have taken because of litigation.  That should be an easy fix as well.  The inmate food funds are a matter of public record.  In other words, these documents are releasable because they are considered Public Domain. 

Arthur Orr is spearheading the effort for Morgan County.  Governor Ivey is spearheading the effort from a state standpoint.  We can only hope that our political leaders do the right thing this time around.


  1. DAMN!! No wonder she has so much money to be able to build a mansion, horse barn in Saraland, invest $ 150,000 in Priceville Partners, buy dooley's, boats, etc, and a lot we don't even know about...........$ 20,000 of tax payer's money extra a month. Unbelievable. What a selfish crook you are Ana!

  2. I just read the Decatur Daily article in today's paper online, and OMG, I'm so sorry for your loss and Disturbed to think that they possibly responsible for that loss.

  3. I keep hearing about Saraland. Can you please explain to us what Saraland is? I've read several blogs about Saraland and can figure it is some place that Franklin has. Please give details.

    1. Check the archives in this site. You will find pictures of her new house in South Alabama that she purchased with Sheriff's Office Funds.

  4. I just heard Ana banana is trying all. Private investigators being paid for out of morgan county tax dollars. All to save her ass

  5. Ana won’t be able to take any more money and won’t have to pay taxes. This is an even more easy fix, while she is serving that good ole day for day Federal time. I am sure the National and especially the State Sheriffs Association is so happy with Ana now. Is she still Chaplin for the State on the board for the National Sheriffs Association? Can she keep those titles while in the pen? How much property and assets will disappear before she and her thugs are removed? Does she think that all her backdoor vindictive actions are going unnoticed? When will the criminal activity and willful destruction stop? We all are ready for our new boss to take over. Especially since she is promoting dopers that she brought on into the jail. When will the real experience honest employees be promoted over Ana’s thugs? She has long punished the Deputies but why go after the jailers now also. Bye Berzett, please know it’s over and just leave. Not sure the fact you and Pam rolled to a limited extent makes you think you will stay even if you give up your fake cowboy act. What a fake!