Tuesday, April 6, 2010
PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is implementing a new inmate program at Tent City Jail called “Pedal Vision.”
The program uses inmate-powered cycles to generate electricity for televisions.
Reports say Arpaio’s recent visit to Tent City inspired the idea, when he saw that many of the inmates were overweight.
The stationary bikes are customized so that as an inmate pedals, a connected television is powered once the cycle generates 12 volts of electricity.
One hour of pedaling equals one hour of television viewing for the inmates, according to Arpaio.
Arpaio said the inmates will only be able to watch television in the television room if they choose to pedal.
Sheriff Joe is always a little bit in front of the rest of us......
I think this is a wonderful idea. We could always cut out the middle man and install them in Congress and the Whitehouse.....
Can you imagine seeing Majority Pedaler in cycling pants...?
We could tie the power grid to these generators, Not only could they provide power for themselves but sell the excess kilowatts to the DC utility. Start paying down the debt.
It would help keep Obamie out of our face. One hour of pedaling could equal one hour of TelePrompter viewing.
The Apps are endless......
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