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Brewers players toured Maricopa County's "Tent City" jail.
Brewers players toured Maricopa County's "Tent City" jail.

Brewers prospects take "scared straight" jail tour

Brewers prospects taking part in the organization's fall instructional / conditioning program in Phoenix took a sobering field trip recently.

About 30 players received a guided tour of Maricopa County Tent City Jail from controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio, who conceived the facility in response to an overcrowded penal system.

Why did Brewers players go there?

It was part of a "scared straight" program devised to educate the players about the dangers of drinking and driving. Brewers prospects got a close-up view of how the inmates live and eat.

Tony Diggs, the Brewers' assistant director of player development, told the Arizona Republic that he wanted the players to see "what real life is about."

Here is the Arizona Republic's story on the tour.


buck | Nov. 13, 2008 at 10:32 a.m. (report)

Intensity in tent city.

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