October 07, 2005

Irish journalists tour Tent City


05:23 PM MST on Friday, October 7, 2005

3TV and azfamily.com Staff

Kim Martinez reports

Members of the international press are giving Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Tent City Jail the once over.

The Rev. Patrick Colleary spent five weeks in Arpaio's custody when he faced charges of sexual abuse of a minor. Those charges, which went back to the 1970s and involved a 15-year-old boy, were dropped because the statute of limitations had run out.

Colleary returned to Ireland shortly after his release. While there, he was indicted on separate but similar sex-abuse charges and has been fighting extradition.

He reportedly has appealed to the Irish press and the Irish government, saying that U.S. prisons are inhumane.

Posted by kshaw at October 7, 2005 08:39 PM