Those of you searching for maximum suffering for Jodi Arias are in luck. Sheriff Joe has had enough of Jodi. He wants nothing more than to get her off to Perryville as soon as possible. She has been his guest for SEVEN LONG YEARS and as much as she wants to hang out with Sheriff Joe because Perryville is not quite as lovely, she has worn out her welcome. Since the defense team wants to drag out sentencing for the maximum amount of time, Sheriff Joe has decided to put Jodi on restriction for 42 days! That’s a safe 10 days after her current sentencing date.
According to the Maricopa County Sheriffi’s Office Website the basis for the restriction is Jodi’s encouragement to two minors in Ohio to commit criminal acts, “The team reported to Arpaio that recently parents of two 15 year old girls from Ohio caught the girls video visiting Arias for no reason other than their fixation with the high profile inmate. The parents prohibited the girls from continuing contact with her. Now Arias has been seen by Jail Intel officials instructing the 15year olds as to how to get false IDs in order to continue the visits.
In other news, someone on Twitter has been sending letters to all the women in Perryville hoping for responses about the conditions Jodi can expect. There were two responses so far and the general consensus is that conditions suck, no air conditioning, bugs, plumbing issues, it smells, and everyone hates Jodi because they didn’t get a 3 million dollar defense for their crimes. She is a frequent topic of conversation. She is not going to be able to buy anyone off once she gets to Gen Pop because bigger people will just take whatever they want from her commissary stash. It doesn’t sound fun.
Just to be clear, all visitation at Maricopa County Jails are done by video. The inmates have a video terminal in their housing unit that they use. They do not go to a physical visitation room except if a lawyer requests one. Otherwise the visitor can use either their home PC or a video terminal within the jail to have a 20 minute visit with the criminal of their choice. Conferences are scheduled 24 hours in advance.
The press release:
(Maricopa County, AZ) Effective immediately, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has taken away access to all video visitation and phones calls of a non-legal nature from Inmate Jodi Arias for violating several jail rules.
Arias appeared before a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office hearing Sergeant yesterday who informed her of the Sheriff’s decision that she was to be sanctioned for three separate rule violations.
Arias will be on 42 days restriction, meaning she will no longer have access to non-legal visits or phone calls, and cannot order commissary during this period of time, leaving her restricted to the two meal day, all vegetarian meals served at Arpaio’s jails. Arias has historically spent around $100 a week on candy and other tasty food items to supplement the rather bland diet served in his jails. Detention staff says her food trays are often returned barely touched.
“Arias has been in my jail for seven years and has broken some rules during that time but she seems to be escalating her bad behavior now that she has been through trial,” Arpaio says. “Arias needs to understand that while she is in my jail, she is to obey all the rules and breaking them has consequences.”
The three rule violations come after Sheriff Arpaio found evidence that Arias was communicating with minors over the video visitation system, and using other inmates to make phone calls to people on the outside of jail in an attempt to avoid monitoring.
On Tuesday, Sheriff Arpaio banned 10 of Arias’ visitors, including two 15 year olds and a remote video visitor from Greece. These ten visitors who no longer can visit with Arias were banned for violations such as using cell phones for photographic purposes and/or using other people’s names/accounts in order to gain access to Arias.