Will disclosure of the 49 sheriffs who took inmate food funds ever be revealed? The state and counties claim they need money for jail expansions, and new prisons, and new this or that yet we can't even get the state or the legislature to look at the get rich schemes some of these sheriffs have pulled. Entrekin is now up to using $922,000 in inmate food funds, Sheriff Gene Mitchell could have gotten even more, and Sheriff Ana Franklin has probably taken twice the amount of Mitchell and Entrekin. Millions of dollars have gone into the sheriff's pockets because we have antiquated laws that allow sheriffs to take inmate funds legally.
What is wrong with our state that allows politicians to use state funds as if they belong to them. We sent a copy of the Morgan County Sheriffs Office books to the state well over a month ago. The one Billable Barney Lovelace provided us prior to the 2014 primary election. We ask questions about how the state could have audited that account with what we were provided since we did not get check numbers that reflects the sequence of checks written. To date we have not gotten a response.
Could it be that the books we received are not the same books that Ana gave the auditor? Who knows? However, a response back would be nice.