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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