December 7, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama sheriff who was imprisoned
after admitting he legally pocketed more than $200,000 from his
jail kitchen while feeding meals that prisoners described as skimpy
and unappetizing has agreed to give up future profits from the
A court document filed Friday showed that Morgan County Sheriff
Greg Bartlett has promised to use all government funding he
receives for jail food to actually feed prisoners.
That's a change from the past, when Bartlett pocketed any
profits generated by the kitchen under an Alabama law dating to the 1920s.
A federal judge jailed Bartlett overnight this week after ruling
that he purposely fed prisoners inadequately to maximize his
personal profits under the system.
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