Jane Sanders Visits Tent City, Challenges Sheriff Joe Arpaio


Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Jane Sanders / Photo Elizabeth Stuart, Phoenix New Times

From Elizabeth Stuart at The Phoenix New Times:

Jane Sanders, wife of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, dropped by Maricopa County’s infamous Tent City Jail on Monday with lots of questions.

But even though Sheriff Joe Arpaio himself came down to run the tour (he wouldn’t miss an opportunity to parade in front of TV cameras), the only straightforward answer she managed to land was an admission that, yes, the temperature in the outdoor complex — where about 8,000 prisoners live in canvas tents — does reach 130 degrees in summertime.

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