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Joe Arpaio in America's Toughest Sheriff

America's Toughest Sheriff

2001 NR

His hard-line approach has earned Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- the lead law-enforcement officer in Arizona's sprawling Maricopa County -- lots of support among voters, as evidenced by his three consecutive landslide victories. But not everyone approves of his tactics, which include female chain gangs and a desert prison with only tents to shield inmates from the elements. This hourlong documentary profiles the flinty lawman in a one-on-one interview.

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