Ala. sheriff plans crackdown on yelling at inmates

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) -- Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin says he's trying to figure out how to stop people from yelling at county jail inmates from the street.
The sheriff says people stand outside the jail or in the courthouse parking lot across the street and yell at inmates. He says sometimes people yell vulgar remarks, but at other times it means inmates can wave at their families or carry on conversations with friends.
Entrekin says stopping the practice won't be easy. He says he's been unable to find a law that's being violated.
He says his plan is to ban people caught yelling at inmates from regular visitation to the jail.

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  • by Tammy Location: Bonifay on Jul 13, 2011 at 09:27 AM
    Wow, Brenda, did you read the story? He is trying to stop prisoner from being treated rudely but others yelling obsenities at them. He is trying to treat them fairly and with respect and you are calling him a jerk for doing so because you can't curse at a prisoner? My,my,my...
  • by Brenda Location: Caryville on Jul 11, 2011 at 06:39 PM
    You are such a jerk. Even tho they are prisoners they are still people and other people that know them want to yell at them and say hey or sometimes say slang, maybe curse words at them. If it ain't causen a fight or nothing why you got to be a snot face about it.
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