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Sheriff Joe turns around British hooligans

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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2007 11:22 am | Updated: 6:10 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

British television viewers apparently love Sheriff Joe Arpaio's approach to American justice.

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According to a news release from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the Bravo Network in Great Britain has reported that its 10-part series on 10 British "hooligans" who spent two weeks in Tent City was the highest-rated show in the network's history.

In March, Bravo brought 10 English men to Tent City and subjected them to Arpaio's jail policies to see if a tough jail experience might turn their lives around. Bravo said the men had shown behavior that was on the brink of criminal. Jail in Britain is a far "softer" experience, according to the show’s producers.

According to the producers, the experience here did have a positive effect on the men who participated. The network is now considering a similar program with female hooligans.

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