A Look Inside Tent City

A Look Inside Tent City

Earlier this month, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone announced the closing of Tent City, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's notorious open-air jail. In February 2015, photographer Deanna Dent toured the facility along with Humphrey Scholars from the Cronkite School of Journalism and University of Minnesota. According to Dent, the groups on the tour, led by Arpaio, "comprised journalists, human rights advocates, lawyers, judges, and law enforcement officials from a plethora of different countries, and they were able to listen to Sheriff Arpaio talk about his approach to law enforcement and address everything from his religion to his human rights record." Here's some of what she saw that day. Photos by Deanna Dent.


Earlier this month, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone announced the closing of Tent City, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's notorious open-air jail. In February 2015, photographer Deanna Dent toured the facility along with Humphrey Scholars from the Cronkite School of Journalism and University of Minnesota. According to Dent, the groups on the tour, led by Arpaio, "comprised journalists, human rights advocates, lawyers, judges, and law enforcement officials from a plethora of different countries, and they were able to listen to Sheriff Arpaio talk about his approach to law enforcement and address everything from his religion to his human rights record." Here's some of what she saw that day. Photos by Deanna Dent.
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