Like many of the other sheriffs in Alabama who have taken inmate food funds, Mitchell got his share. What if anything will Governor Ivey and or the legislature do about this problem? Sheriffs have taken millions of dollars in inmate food funds over the years and will not stop unless the legislature takes action.
That's what happens when you kiss up to a man who speaks with a forked tongue.
Excerpts from articles below along with a copy of the request for information and the response from the Lawrence County Commission.
Ole Gene seems to be very popular in Lawrence County. Sure hope you folks are as lucky as we are in Morgan County. No More Ana.
Just a reminder, in 2006 then sheriff candidate Gene Mitchell told the Decatur Daily he would not keep leftover jail food money. It would go into the county general fund. Since taking office in January 2007 he has kept all jail food funds.
Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell says he keeps the state-issued money for the feeding of inmates in a personal account, but doesn't know if he has personally profited from the $1.75 per-inmate, per-day payments. (August 24, 2018 Dec. Daily).