One of the World's Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       29 Jun 2010       9557       15

This jail situated in Maricopa County (Arizona, the USA) is one of the world’s largest jail systems. It has an interesting history and some strange traditions. For example, inmates have to wear socks and underwear of pink color.

The jail’s facilities got overcrowded in 1993. But in order to build a new facility, it was necessary to pay about $70 million, a huge sum of money. Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio got an idea of constructing a Tent Jail using tents donated by the USA armed forces and inmate labor. This project cost was only $100,000. And it could house about 2400 prisoners who "volunteered" to participate in the Working Inmate Program. Those inmates, who don’t want to work according to the Sheriff’s rules, have to move inside the main facility and stay there together with the rest of the prisoners.

 

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

One of the World’s Largest Jail Systems (27 pics)

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SuperMilow 10 year s ago
I bet its hot in the day out there
       
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lolipop 10 year s ago
dance
       
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Supermanilow 10 year s ago
Looks like they can't even afford real jails in USA. Look at what they have in the Europe... so much better, but I guess the EU has more money too. The point of jail is to educate people so they won't commit crimes again.. not to punish them so they become bitter and become criminals again. So sad that they can't afford real jails in USA..
       
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lol 10 year s ago
Supermanilow,
       
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Zoroit 10 year s ago
JC_doubledown
       
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dtyhg 10 year s ago
Can I has a burrito? clapping
       
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pacer 10 year s ago
Dear President Obama,

Pennsylvanians rallying there in Arizona on Saturday June 5th in 107 degree sun helped make the support Arizona rally a success. Really wish I could have went, but I have been following this really cool poll, and you are only allowed to vote one time. When you click back on the link later all you view is the latest number of votes. A friend in Virginia sent me this poll, another friend in Texas said a few other ones are also out and have similar numbers.

Poll: Do you support Arizona's tough new law on illegal immigration?
Vote here
http://world-news.newsvine.com/_question/2010/05/12/4274124-do-you-support-arizo
nas-tough-new-law-on-illegal-immigration

503,202 YES Votes - 20,385 N0 Votes
those were the numbers Saturday June 5th
presently showing 1,561,958 YES votes – 69,596 No votes

For God’s sake Mr. President all Americans have had enough of this liberal bull-crap. I do not believe all these individuals could fit into DC, but I do know they all want to stuff their numbers down your throat.

Look at what the people which built the corrupt Luzerne County Pa. are facing here; our property taxes reassessed for 2009 almost doubling and another 15% tax hike again Jan. 2010. Not even a COLA increase for many, many homeowners, we have nothing left but our blood, and you do not want to buy mine because I have had to use government run VA hell-care for 31 years.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
REMEMBER US?
       
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Mr. Ree 10 year s ago
"Those inmates, who don’t want to work according to the Sheriff’s rules, have to move inside the main facility and stay there together with the rest of the prisoners."

...that would explain why there are no black prisoners in the tent jail...
       
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Maricopa County 10 year s ago
We CAN afford real jails. The point of Tent City is to treat criminals like criminals. They ARE educated but Sheriff Joe has very particular ideas on how to treat his prisoners.

In Tent City, criminals are made to wear prison stripes as you can see and they are given the demeaning color of pink for their underwear. They are only allowed to read approved magazines, watch educational programming and are read a bedtime story via video by Sheriff Joe every night. They are fed ostrich meat and green baloney. They work on chain gangs to clean up the community and yes, there is no air conditioning out in those tents. They must adhere to Sheriff Joe's grooming standards as well.

ALL OF IT is done for the purpose of rehabilitation... After all, wouldn't you want to straighten up to avoid jail if you had to live like these fellows? He must be doing something right for his county as Sheriff Joe has been re-elected four times since he became Sheriff in 1992.

"During the summer of 2003, when outside temperatures exceeded 110 °F (43 °C), Arpaio said to complaining inmates, "It's 120 degrees in Iraq and the soldiers are living in tents, have to wear full body armor, and they didn't commit any crimes, so shut your mouths.""
       
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:Shamrock: 10 year s ago
n_sad
       
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Smokey 10 year s ago
@#7 & #9.....TLDR
       
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klunkr 10 year s ago
dont commit crimes belay
       
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mtjs 10 year s ago
To Maricopa County
HaHa dance3 dance4
       
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kingb 10 year s ago
Wow... USA is really poor now...
       
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Rebekkah 10 year s ago
I've heard about this: They only get to watch two television channels: the disney channel and the weather channel!
       
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