>Many Alabama sheriffs contend that the practice of keeping "excess" inmate-feeding funds for themselves is legal under a state law
Many? ***MANY?*** Alabama voters need to purge their sheriffs. Public money isn't a private piggy bank, especially when the state's economy is shit.
Wow this is great Investigative Reporting by AL
Hopefully this guy gets the book thrown at him.
Hooray institutionalized and 'legal' corruption
so how do tax dollars become his dollars? this is grand theft and people are in that jail that have done less to be in there.
Why would the state keep allocating so much money for food if it was found so much was left over to be pocketed?
Lock him up and take away his properties.
The reference in the title [to a man who was arrested after criticizing the sheriff refers to this incident](http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2018/02/man_arrested_on_six_charges_fo.html
), in which 20-year-old Matthew Qualls questioned why Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin paid him to mow the lawn at his personal home in 2015 using taxpayer funds allocated for the feeding of inmates in the county jail. Four days later, he was arrested and charged with drug trafficking using a somewhat suspicious method that weighed the amount of marijuana butter he had including the butter, as opposed to just the marijuana content.
this is bizarre. Why arent major news organizations making a GIGANTIC deal over this. This should be shown on the nightly national news in order to shame Alabama into changing this system that just rewards corruption.
oops. can you say "lay low when you're shady as fsck"?
This is legalized corruption - funded by starving people too poor to post bail