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Gov. Ivey: Sheriffs will no longer pocket prison funds

(image: WPMI) Gov. Ivey: Sheriffs will no longer pocket prison funds

Governor Kay Ivey rescinded the state's policy of paying prisoner food service allowances directly to sheriffs.

That money must now go to government accounts.

The change comes after Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin reportedly pocketed over $750,000 from the inmates food fund.

Entrekin did not break any law, but was strongly criticized.

He sought re-election but lost in the Republican primary to Rainbow City Police Chief Jonathon Horton.

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