26 de mayo de 2017

SHERIFF ARPAIO Destruyen en Phoenix su infamante como tristemente celebre cárcel

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio erected Tent City in 1993. (Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff's Department).

Phoenix.- Crews have started to dismantle former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's controversial Tent City in Phoenix that's in the process of being shut down. Workers started to tear down the outdoor jail complex on Wednesday and had completely dismantled one of five jail yards. Sheriff Paul Penzone defeated Arpaio in last year's general election, ending Arpaio's 24-year span as sheriff.

Tent City (Photo: abouttentcity.com)

He announced plans in April to tear down the controversial outdoor jail that became known for housing inmates who were forced to wear pink underwear. The self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff in America" erected Tent City in 1993, and used it as a symbol to promote his "tough on crime" image. Penzone said shutting down the facility will save the county approximately $4.5 million a year.
(Photo: www.abc.net.au)