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Ariz. sheriff: Inmates who defaced flags to get only bread and water

Ariz. sheriff: Inmates who defaced flags to get only bread and water

PHOENIX, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County said inmates who defaced American flags in their cells will be fed only bread and water for a week,
Actor Steven Seagal mulls running for Arizona governor

Actor Steven Seagal mulls running for Arizona governor

PHOENIX, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Movie star Steven Seagal told a Phoenix television station he was considering running for governor of Arizona.
Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office reforms to cost $21.9 million

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office reforms to cost $21.9 million

PHOENIX, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Reforms to end racial profiling by the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office will cost at least $21.9 million, documents submitted by the sheriff say.

Arizona jails' Christmas music cut from 24 hours to 4 hours

PHOENIX, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- An Arizona sheriff said he reduced his tradition of playing Christmas music in jails 24 hours a day to only four hours per day after complaints from inmates.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio cuts back Christmas music at Phoenix jails following complaints

Sheriff Joe Arpaio cuts back Christmas music at Phoenix jails following complaints

Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio cuts back around-the-clock Christmas music to just four hours a day at Phoenix jails after complaints.
Evan Bleier

Maricopa County, Ariz., to house veterans together in same jail

PHOENIX, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Military veteran inmates in Maricopa County, Ariz., will be housed together and provided with services to ease back into the community, the sheriff said.
Arpaio security tab stretches to $120K in OT

Arpaio security tab stretches to $120K in OT

PHOENIX, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Arizona taxpayers have shelled out more than $120,000 in overtime pay in 12 months for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's security detail, records show.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's department to be monitored for racial profiling

PHOENIX, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A federal judge's ruling released Wednesday requires a monitor look over Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's shoulder to watch for any racial profiling by his staff.

Maricopa County jails in Arizona to transition to vegetarian meals

PHOENIX, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio said that his eight Maricopa County jails in Arizona will transition to serving only vegetarian meals to save money.

Judge says monitor will oversee operations of Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio

PHOENIX, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A federal judge says a monitor will be appointed to oversee the operations of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of racial profiling in May.

Monitor proposal holding up agreement with Arizona sheriff, ACLU

PHOENIX, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Lawyers say a dispute over the extent of a court-appointed monitor's power is delaying resolution of a suit against Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Voter ID repercussions could be vast

Voter ID repercussions could be vast

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court last week stepped into the national fight over voter identification requirements, and the result won't please those pushing such requirements in at least 30 states.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

Hearing to debate possible monitor for controversial Arizona sheriff

PHOENIX, June 14 (UPI) -- A federal hearing Friday was expected to define how Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio trains his deputies and implements his immigration efforts, officials say.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 14, 2013.
By United Press International

Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio backs down from racial profiling

TUCSON, June 8 (UPI) -- Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio is backing off enforcement of U.S. immigration law in response to a court ruling his discriminates against Latinos.
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Joseph M. "Joe" Arpaio (born June 14, 1932) is the elected Sheriff of Maricopa County in the U.S. state of Arizona. First voted into office in 1992, Arpaio is responsible for law enforcement in Maricopa County. This includes management of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, county jail, courtroom security, prisoner transport, service of warrants, and service of process. Arpaio promotes himself as "America's Toughest Sheriff." He is well known for his outspoken stance against illegal immigration. Arpaio has become a flashpoint for controversy surrounding Arizona's SB1070 anti-illegal immigration act.

Arpaio was once widely popular among voters in Arizona. However, his popularity has waned since 2007, but remains positive among registered Republicans.

Arpaio was born in Springfield, Massachusetts to Italian parents both from Avellino, Italy.. Arpaio's mother died while giving birth to him, and Arpaio was raised by his father, a grocery store owner. Arpaio completed high school and worked in his father's business until age 18 when he enlisted in the United States Army. Arpaio served in the Army from 1950 to 1954 in the Medical Detachment Division and was stationed in France for part of the time as a military policeman.

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