View Full Version : Pink handcuffs the latest in prison fashion

08-22-2009, 01:53 AM
(Video of inmates with Pink Shorts also!)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- When Sherry Johnston left a Palmer courtroom Wednesday, there were lingering questions:

What will her sentence be? Where is Levi?

And what's with the pink handcuffs?

Turns out there's a story behind those pink handcuffs that puts Sherry Johnston six degrees of separation from one of the most infamous sheriffs in the land.

Shortly after Johnston pled guilty to possessing the painkiller OxyContin with the intent of delivering it she prepared to head back to jail.

That's where Court Services Officer Pierre Burkett comes in, sporting of all things pink handcuffs.

Both Johnston and her attorney, Rex Butler remarked on them.

"I got these from Sheriff Joe in Arizona," Burkett said.

"Is that right?" Butler said.


"So he does that to humiliate the guys I guess, to walk around in pink cuffs," Butler said.

The Sheriff Joe Burkett is talking about is none other than Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County's sheriff in Phoenix -- the same sheriff who forces inmates to live in tents and work in the fields in the Arizona heat.

And when they're inside they're prancing around in pink underwear and wearing pink handcuffs.


08-22-2009, 02:02 AM
Sherrif Joe is the man.

08-22-2009, 03:26 AM
Sherrif Joe is the man.Unless you're one of the corpses he has left behind, or the families of the men he has caused to die because of his negligence and criminal neglect. Or the owner of the house he burned down in a botched raid.

Or the owner of the dog his men killed.

Or the women he spied upon in their showers, in gross violation of their privacy.

Or arrested and held without charge for being an illegal immigrant...when the person arrested was a US citizen (http://bbvm.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/sheriff-arpaio-slapped-with-another-civil-rights-lawsuit-over-arrests/)

One lawsuit brought by a dead prisoners’ family ended in an $8 million settlement after “a surveillance video that showed fourteen guards beating, shocking, and suffocating the prisoners, and after the sheriff’s office was accused of discarding evidence, including the crushed larynx of the deceased.”Your "hero" is a sadistic jerk who deserves to be in the jail he runs.