Joe sent us to his “Tent Jail” after our 1.5 hour meeting with him. The short-term, low-risk prisoners live in tents in 130 degree weather. (You can’t house risky prisoners in tents! - negating the whole point of Joe’s rhetoric about the tent jail.) Clearly the jail guards don’t want to deal with the heat, either – another reason the much-touted tent jail turns out to be so tiny compared to the rest of the facility, which looks like any other jail in the country. A sign on the front of the jail read “Illegal Aliens Not Allowed” (to visit prisoners). But so what? Nobody can get into any U.S. jail without a valid I.D. I discovered that Sheriff Joe isn’t the toughest sheriff in America. He’s just the loudest and most obnoxious.