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Ariz. inmates get bread, water for flag treatment

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says several inmates who defaced the American flag will be given only bread and water.

Arpaio says 38 inmates are accused of desecrating a flag and will be put on the special diet as punishment. These inmates will get bread and water only twice a day.

A U.S. flag is emblazoned in every jail cell in all six Maricopa County jails, Arpaio said.

According to Arpaio, inmates have torn flags, written or stepped on them. Some have also thrown flags in the toilet or trash.

The sheriff says they are destroying government property. He says their actions are a disgrace.

If it's the inmate's first offense, they'll have seven days on the diet for defacing the flag.

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