Penzone says Arpaio was right about at least 1 thing at Tent City

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said a survey of Tent City inmates had surprising results.

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone doesn't agree on much with former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whom he defeated in last November's election.

But in an interview Friday for "Sunday Square Off," Penzone conceded Arpaio was right about at least one thing: The inmates at Tent City like it there.

Penzone said a committee he appointed conducted an inmate survey as part of its investigation into shutting down Tent City.

Surprisingly, the inmates said they preferred being out in the elements at Tent City, rather than the confinement of prison walls.

So, Arpaio was right about Tent City?

"That is a true statement," Penzone said, chuckling. "At least, that's what the survey says."

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