Alabama Sheriff Greg Bartlett, who was previously placed in his own jail for failing to adequately feed his inmates
, has agreed to spend all money designated for inmate meals on actually feeding the inmates. Sheriff Bartlett has also agreed to follow USDA guidelines and give inmates fresh milk and fruit.
Under the current policy, Alabama sheriffs are permitted to keep the difference between the amount of money provided to feed inmates and the actual cost of feeding the inmates. Previously, Sheriff Bartlett retained approximately $212,000 in profit while inmates were under-fed.
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