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Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely is shown in the jail kitchen as he discusses feeding prisoners on April 9 in Athens, Ala. Back in the day of chain gangs, Alabama passed a law that gave sheriffs $1.75 a day to feed each prisoner in their jails, and the sheriffs got to pocket anything that was left over. Most Alabama counties still operate under this system.

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