Sheriffs in Alabama have reportedly been receiving thousands of dollars that were allocated towards feeding inmates.
49 County Sheriffs are accused of refusing to hand over the taxpayer money that was supposed to be used for feeding inmates, including one Sheriff who collected over $100,000 between 2014 and 2016.
The Sheriffs have contended that there is a longstanding Alabama state law that allows for them to take the money that do not end up being used for their allotted purpose. A lawsuit filed by the Southern Center for Human Rights and the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice claims the exact opposite.
Documents provided show that in Monroe County, over $420,000 were given to them for 83,000 days worth of meals. Of that money, $110,000 was taken by Sheriff Thomas Tate.