National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

The Culture of Cruelty
in the Maricopa County Jail System
Michael Manning. J.D.

The draconian restraint chairs have been removed, but Maricopa County, Arizona still has "bad jails" that operate within the culture created by the man in charge, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  This program will:

  •    Detail the extensive history of the lack of constitutionally mandated health care in the jail system.

  •    Show evidence of the culture of cruelty from the series of lawsuits that led to the removal of the restraint chairs from the jails.

  •    Describe the current efforts to reform the system and force the Sheriff to change his “business as usual”.