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Report: Jodi Arias seeks restraining order against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

In this July 16, 2013 file photo, convicted murderer Jodi Arias appears for a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias' second penalty phase trial has been scheduled to begin in September, 2014. The 33-year-old former waitress was convicted of first-degree murder in May for the June 2008 killing of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona, but jurors couldn't reach a decision on a sentence. (AP File Photo)

PHOENIX -- Jodi Arias, who back in May 2013 was found guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the death of her boyfriend Travis Alexander, wants a restraining order against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

According to a report by TMZ, Arias believes that Arpaio installed cameras in her cell and won't let guards feed her unless she sings the Pledge of Allegiance every morning.

Additionally, Arias noted that she got Hepatitis C under Arpaio's watch after receiving a Tuberculosis shot from an infected needle.

Arias, who filed for the restraining order without the consultation of her lawyers, said she was then denied proper medical care.

While Arpaio told KTAR he'd look into the allegations, the long-time sheriff also said Arias' claims are baseless.

"I'm not concerned with it," Arpaio said. "She's just trying to get media attention by going after the media and this sheriff. She's not stupid. She knows she can generate some interest and the media will talk about it."

The jury selection portion of Arias' second penalty phase retrial is set to begin on Sept. 8, 2014.

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