Bill Passed to Put New Restrictions on Sheriff's Use of Taxpayer Money
The Alabama Senate has passed a bill that will place new restrictions on sheriff’s use of taxpayer money to feed jail inmates. The bill will prohibit sheriffs from using any state, federal, or municipal inmate food funds for personal use of for salaries.
According to WEIS Radio, this bill was introduced by Decatur Senator, Arthur Orr, after multiple reports of several sheriffs pocketing some money intended for inmate meals. Orr’s bill will increase the state’s allowance for feeding inmates by two-percent each year starting in 2021.