Alabama's "Beach House Sheriff"

Number 28069
Subject Jails
Source AL.com
State
Year 2018
Publication Date March 13, 2018 to Dec. 30, 2018
Summary Over the past decade, Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin has turned the jail he operates in rural Alabama into a vehicle for his own enrichment. In 2018, AL.com investigative reporter Connor Sheets single-handedly exposed the pattern of exploitation and cost-cutting behind Entrekin’s financial success. This investigation revealed extensive wrongdoing by Entrekin, from improperly pocketing millions of dollars worth of public funds and mistreating inmates in his jail to spending public money on campaign ads and allegedly having sex with underage girls.
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Keywords Etowah County, Alabama, Todd Entrekin, jail, inmates, malfeasance, government accountability
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