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Sheriff denies encouraging inmate to work on his campaign signs

A video posted on Facebook shows an inmate doing just that, but the sheriff said the inmate did it on his own.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 7:45 PM
Updated: Jul 10, 2019 7:45 PM

Speech to Text for Sheriff denies encouraging inmate to work on his campaign signs

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." "i'd like to say that there's an inmate that was housed here at the monroe county work center . he took it upon himself, to go down and put some signs together." sheriff cecil cantrell responded to this video which has surfaced on facebook. it shows an inmate putting election signs together with the sheriff's name on them. that's something that is illegal . " i don't know why he did that. nobobdy encouraged him to do that nobody asked him to do that. as a matter of fact, i have told staff to never to let any inmate touch any of my signs or anything." the sheriff says that the inmate is no longer in jail and spoke to mdoc saying that he put the signs together while bored at the work center. cantrell says there will be an investigation into where the video came from. "since its got to this level, its nothing but dirty rotten politics. its sad that people have to stoop to a level like this to tarnish someone's name and i hate this." heat advisories still in effect as we make it to the middle of
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