hotter than usual in Phoenix, the Associated Press reports...
AZ Sheriff Sets Perspective:
inmates living in a barbed-wire-surrounded tent encampment at
the Maricopa County Jail have been given permission to strip down
to their government-issued pink boxer shorts.
hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their
bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 degrees inside
the week before. Many were also swathed in wet, pink towels as
sweat collected on their chests and dripped down to their pink
like you are in a furnace," said James Zanzo't, an inmate who
has lived in the tents for 1 1/2 years. "It's inhumane."
the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started
making his prisoners wear pink, is not sympathetic. He said Wednesday
that he told the inmates: "It's 120 degrees in Iraq and the soldiers
are living in tents and they didn't commit any crimes, so shut
puts things in perspective, don't it?