Folks, the whistleblower has been called a suck a** in the comments. Whatever that is. It must be something like a brown noser. Either way, we tend to tell it like it is. Look! Puckett has been in office 10 days. My goodness, you can't clean up 8 years of corruption, disorganization, lack of management, address employee issues, clean up the jail, transfer, move or fire employees, clean up the budget, and more in that length of time.
For some, the honeymoon was over before the swearing in. When a politician is corrupt it doesn't take long for them to show their true colors. We don't see that happening with Puckett. Our previous sheriff has caused a lot of distrust in the system and law enforcement across the state. We must remember that our previous sheriff started the inmate food wave. That identified how many sheriffs offices were taking inmate food funds and how many of the sheriffs that are fighting to keep the amount taken out of the public eye. We can assure you it is millions. Folks, that is citizens taxpayer dollars, state, local, and federal money. Unless the legislature does something the inmate food funds will continue to be an issue across the state. There is too much greed for this behavior to stop on its own.
At some point, we are going to ask Sheriff Puckett to allow us to eat lunch in the jail. Unannounced of course. Maybe ask for a walkthrough. Unannounced of course. To ask for a walkthrough at this point would be unfair. Just like Marshall County and Lawrence County, our jail is a mess. We would have loved a walkthrough with the previous sheriff but we are sure that visit would have been denied. In addition, we would not have eaten the food.
Try to remember what we had before you start judging what we have. Our opinion is that our previous sheriff does not deserve credit for her actions. She had eight loooooooong years to prove her credibility. Let me remind you: inmate food funds, car dealership, lie after lie caught by the daily, nepotism, illegal warrants, Keylogger, seizing property, lawsuit after lawsuit, and Lord we could go on and on.