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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 03:42 PM

Alabama sheriff pocketed millions of dollars allocated for food for inmates

But Todd Entrekin claims he did nothing wrong.

CASEY MICHEL
DEC 31, 2018, 11:17 AM

A series of investigations from AL.com have revealed that Todd Entrekin, the sheriff in Alabama’s Etowah County, personally pocketed over a million dollars that had been allocated to feeding inmates at the Etowah County Detention Center.

But Entrekin has claimed he did nothing wrong, and was simply following the letter of the law.

As the investigations revealed, Entrekin oversees the detention center, an imposing gray building in Gadsden, Alabama. The prison currently has a contract with the federal government to house hundreds of undocumented immigrants.

Some of that money is budgeted for feeding the inmates — but not all of it is spent on the detainees. Instead, citing an arcane Alabama statute that allows sheriffs to keep money not spent on inmate food, Entrekin personally pocketed a significant amount of the money that wasn’t spent on the inmates.

https://thinkprogress.org/alabama-sheriff-pocketed-millions-of-dollars-allocated-for-food-for-inmates-c6f7c463e50f/

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The operation, as Entrekin said, was his own “private business.”




Somewhere along the line the taxpayers in this country paid for this shit.................because the ICE people came in...............where is Trumps "guy" Whitaker DOJ on this issue................

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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 04:05 PM

1. Of course.

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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 04:07 PM

2. LOCK HIMUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 04:18 PM

3. Boy, how shrewd.

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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 04:23 PM

4. Maybe he will end up like the warden in Shawshank. (nt)

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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 04:25 PM

5. Recalls the 1980 Robert Redford film Brubaker

Embezzlement is very much a tradition in some Deep South institutions (and not just jails).

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