Jane Sanders to visit Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City

Mar 13, 2016, 4:27 PM | Updated: Mar 14, 2016, 5:50 pm
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his wife Jane Sanders, waves as ...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his wife Jane Sanders, waves as they arrive to a primary night rally in Essex Junction, Vt., Tuesday, March 1, 2016, on Super Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

PHOENIX — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ wife and community organizer, Jane Sanders, visited Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City on Monday.

Opened in 1993, Tent City currently houses over 2,000 inmates. The containment overall is a borderline inhumane facility for prisoners. Inmates are fed rotten fruit, moldy bread and the temperature reaches 110 degrees.

Jane also planned to meet with victims of Arapio’s raids. The senator’s wife visited and heard from families who have been victimized by deportations, and individuals who have come to this country as unaccompanied minors.

Bernie previously spoke at the Phoenix Convention Center in July 2015, stressing the importance of comprehensive immigration and prioritizing funding in education rather than jails.

Sheriff Arpaio endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in late January.

Arizona’s Presidential Preference Election is March 22.

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Jane Sanders to visit Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City