Ala. sheriff loses bid to vacate jail food ruling

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge has refused to alter his
ruling that resulted in an Alabama sheriff going to prison and
agreeing to give up profits from feeding prisoners in his jail.

U.S. District Judge U.W. Clemon turned down a request by Morgan
County Sheriff Greg Bartlett in an order issued Tuesday.

Bartlett asked Clemon to set aside his decision that the sheriff
wrongly profited from the jail kitchen in Morgan County while
feeding prisoners small, inadequate meals.

That decision resulted in Clemon sending Bartlett to prison for
one night earlier this month. To get out, Bartlett agreed to give
up future profits from feeding prisoners.

More recently Bartlett asked Clemon to overturn the decision and
let the sheriff keep the money once again. Clemon refused, calling
the request frivolous.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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