Posted: 11:52 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
By Rick Couri
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not a stranger to national headlines.
Through the years he’s introduced tent cities for inmates and no one could forget the pink underwear.
Now sheriff Joe has announced he’s is going vegetarian “there’ll be no more meat on the menu.”
OK, Joe isn’t giving up meat but his inmates are.
“We’ll save over $100,000 just from this change,” Arpaio told Fox 10 in Phoenix.
Arpaio says the concoction replacing protein is loaded with soy and vegetables. The inmates not so lovingly call it “slop.”
Arpaio disagreed saying “it looks great, it looks like stew, I’m getting hungry.”
Sheriff Joe points out the guys in the slam better like the food, they’re paying for it.
Since March Arpaio has been charging inmates $1 per day for their meals and he says that rule will continue.