Originally Posted by Yosemite
In response to the pregnant lady, when someone has been beaten and bleeding and nobody does anything to help them, that is unique. In most places they would at least be seen by a medical person not just left to bleed and miscarry so I do think that is unique to Joe Arpaio.
His returning population may be low because the ones there never get out - they probably die from the treatment they receive so they are never released thus they don't come back. That's not a win-win to me.
Do you really believe that having them work in the animal shelter is rehabilitating them? I like that the unwanted and abused animals are being helped but someone needs to help the unwanted and abused humans too.
Let's take a look at how many people die in the hospital waiting room, waiting to be treated. This is just a yahoo search, and this is not the same person written about in different sources. These are DIFFERENT PEOPLE:http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=ut...g%20room&type=
Not arguing that this isn't tragic. Of course it is. But it happens all the time, and is usually preventable. People make mistakes. Tragic mistakes. This isn't UNIQUE to Maricopa County facilities. It happens everywhere, and sadly all too often.
You are speculating, and without information on which to base that speculation, that the return rate among prisoners is due to them dying in jail! Please provide a link to that information! I can guarantee that if that was the case, Joe Arpaio would have been arrested and imprisoned himself long ago.
And to your final point, YES! I do believe that working in an animal shelter can rehabilitate some people, especially the younger ones.
Okalhoma has a program that successfully rehabilitates criminals and animals. Read about their Parole-a-Pet program here: http://www.sharkonline.org/?P=0000000815