This month, an unorthodox and controversial outdoor jail in Phoenix, Arizona, known as “Tent City” marks its 20th anniversary.
The facility was originally set up as a solution to jail overcrowding, but it has since become a symbol of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s get-tough law enforcement regime.
And the publicity the jail generates may be one of Arpaio’s biggest legacies.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jude Joffe-Block reports from the Fronteras Desk in Phoenix.
This segment aired on August 7, 2013.