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    Mandatory English classes for inmates

    Arpaio starts 2-week mandatory English classes for inmates

    Mike Cronin
    The Arizona Republic
    Oct. 24, 2006 12:00 AM

    Go directly to jail. Do pass a competency exam.

    Non-English-speaking inmates in Maricopa County jails began mandatory English classes on Monday.

    At the end of their two-week course, inmates must take a test to see how well they learned about American government, the words to God Bless America and the communication of health and safety needs.

    "These inmates happen to be incarcerated in the United States of America and in Maricopa County where I run the jails," Sheriff Joe Arpaio said in a statement. "And we speak English here, not foreign languages."

    Classes will last two hours a day. The curriculum comprises the three branches of government, how a bill becomes law, state government, law enforcement and court services, and jailhouse "situational" terminology.

    Most students will be native-Spanish speakers. Of the 10,000 prisoners in Maricopa County jails, about 3,000 are Hispanic, including roughly 1,000 undocumented immigrants.

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    Good for him.

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    Yes, +1 billion!

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    HUH? yo quiero patatas fritas tambien...bueno??

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    Well finally tax dollars being spent wisely, how did that happen.

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    What's wrong with Scooter? Did he get ahold of some of that stuff from south of the border? He sure is talking funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    HUH? yo quiero patatas fritas tambien...bueno??
    I like Burritos too...
    "bing bang boom! hair out...hamburger time" - William Murderface

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    What's wrong with Scooter? Did he get ahold of some of that stuff from south of the border? He sure is talking funny.
    Nahhh.......I just said I want fries with that too......in our future national language.(either that or Arabic , and I'll shoot myself before I speak that crap

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