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Feb 162011
 
Women Inmates in Sheriff Joe's Tent City Jail

Women Inmates in Sheriff Joe's Tent City Jail

When I went into Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City Jail, female inmates would often self-select into small groups, and Continue reading »

Nov 192010
 
Sheriff Joe Arpaio With an Issue of Der Spiegel

Sheriff Joe Arpaio With an Issue of Der Spiegel

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Jail proudly displays a copy of Der Spiegel, the German news magazine, as evidence of global effects of his policies.

The irony of this includes Continue reading »

Nov 182010
 
The chain gang inmate's silence is broken

The chain gang inmate's silence is broken

During the internment of the stinking corpses of unclaimed bodies, members of the Maricopa County female chain gang are overflown by F16 jets from Luke Air Force Base. Continue reading »

Nov 182010
 
The anonymous corpse ceremony

The anonymous corpse ceremony

A ceremony is performed for the burial of an unclaimed body. Indigents who die within Maricopa County, and whose bodies are unclaimed, are buried here by women in the Sheriff Joe Arpaio female chain gang. Continue reading »

Nov 182010
 
MCSO Women's Chain Gang Inmates Carrying a Coffin

The women who are privileged to be on Sheriff Joe’s female chain gang, remove an unmarked particle-board coffin. It contains the stinking corpse of an unclaimed body. Most likely, that of an indigent, unknown dead person, found within the county boundaries.

MCSO Women's Chain Gang Inmates Carrying a Coffin

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