News & Public Affairs

search:

Atheists: Sheriff donation of jail hoops to churches unconstitutional listen

12/29/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Last week, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd sent out a small barrage of press releases touting the removal of county jail basketball hoops. He re-installed them at local churches. The move is drawing fire from a range of critics, including atheists.

In the middle of last week Sheriff Judd invited the press to come take photos of him dismantling basketball hoops at Central County Jail in Bartow. Then he installed the sports equipment at a nearb...

7 comments

Healthy State Local Journalism Center