All across the state of Ohio, there will be football parties and good times for the gridiron matchup between Michigan and Ohio State next Saturday.
To the dismay of the Columbia County Sheriff David Smith, even the inmates will be having a party to celebrate this battle between the #1 Buckeyes and #2 Wolverines. And there looks to be nothing he can do to stop the private jail from throwing a pizza and football party for the inmates.
If I was the Sheriff, I would pull out the big stick to stop this. Felons should not be having parties at the taxpayers expense. They are there to be punished, not to have pizza parties.
The sheriff in northeastern Ohio’s Columbiana County is fuming about plans for an inmate pizza party during the Ohio State-Michigan football game.
“A jail is a jail,” Sheriff David Smith told The Youngstown Vindicator.
The sheriff initially thought there was no pizza party, when the newspaper asked him about it.
The newspaper said it obtained a copy of a notice from the jail warden to the inmates. It said each will get three slices of pizza in addition to their regular meals on game day, Nov. 18, as a way to show support for the Buckeyes.
When the paper showed Smith the notice about the party, Smith said, “There will be no party.”
But Smith said he isn’t sure he can do much about it, because the jail is run privately by a Massachusetts company.
The notice said in return for their treat, inmates must keep the noise down during the big game and keep their cells tidy. It also said they must stop “horseplay and childish games” and “help us to help you to have an easy time while you’re here.” via KFOX.