On Sky 3 Sunday July 18th: Inside: America's Toughest Jail

This TV program is on from 9pm to 10pm in England. Here's the blurb:

The lives of the 9,000 criminals who are serving their sentences in the Maricopa County jail, Arizona, one of America's most notorious correctional facilities. The prison is presided over by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who shares his views on running such an establishment - including banning coffee, smoking, most TV channels and employing humiliation and hard labour to keep inmates in line.

Anyone notice the slight mistake in the blurb? The majority of the inmates in Arpaio's jail are unsentenced, so they are not serving sentences in the Maricopa County jail - except for a minority of them on short sentences in Tent City.

Click here for my tips on surviving Arpaio's Maricopa County Jail


Paul said...

Good stuff here. I am starting a blog for one of my friends in prison. Any advice you can give would be great!

Jon said...


Welcome to the world of prison blogging! If you click on the link "Submit Your Story" with the links at the top right hand side of my blog, you'll get an idea of what has worked for this blog. You're also welcome to write a guest post for this blog.

Good luck!


Alan said...

They're showing a 2 part doco on a prison in your part of the woods - Wormwood Scrubs. Interesting stuff.

Our local 60 minutes is doing a piece on sheriff joe tonight, by the look of it, it will be a snow job.

Alan in the land of Oz