From last week’s Q&A column by Sheriff Richard Roundtree in The Jail Report:
Question: Why do your officers beat inmates like slaves, then lock them in the hole until they heal? They do a lot of dirty things to people behind them walls that people have no idea about. – Antonio Tyrone Knight
Sheriff Roundtree: Mr. Knight, you sir, are an idiot. The only reason that I reply to questions like yours – and trust me you are not the only idiot to have submitted a question, so do not feel bad – is because I want everyone who knows you to realize just how ridiculous you sound. I mean, here you have the opportunity to directly interact with the sheriff of the county, and your question is why do we beat inmates like “slaves” and throw them into a hole.
Since I have been in office we have not had one lawsuit or one attorney complain that their client was beaten and thrown in a hole, not even from you. My suggestion to you and all those you feel you represent is that if you stay at a place that you feel treats you poorly, here is the punchline: DON’T GO BACK! You’re welcome.
Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree happily answers your questions each week in the print edition of The Jail Report. Submit your question on our Facebook page under this post, or you can email them to email@example.com or text it to 803-487-3224.