Baby Gabriel's mom in jail psych facility; refuses to eat

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX – The woman arrested in connection with the disappearance of her infant child has become a ‘management problem,’ according to detention officers with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio had recently indicated in local and national interviews that Johnson was a model inmate and had not created any problems while in jail.

Within the last week Johnson has reportedly been placed on the sheriff’s ‘nutra-loaf program’ where the inmate eats only bread and water for allegedly assaulting two other inmates.

A spokesperson with the sheriff’s office says Jonson submitted a document titled “My Advanced Directive’s Will” to staff after being on the nutra-loaf program for several days. In the document Johnson says she refuses to eat the bread because she says it is full of rotten vegetables and worms.

Johnson’s letter prompted detention officers to transfer her to the jail’s psychiatric unit facility where she could be evaluated.