Skip to comments.Ariz. sheriff makes inmates pedal for television
Posted on 04/04/2010 4:49:05 PM PDT by Nachum
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has started a program he calls "Pedal Vision," in which inmates pedal stationary bikes to generate electricity for television sets.
The bikes are customized to turn on connected TV sets once inmates at Phoenix's Tent City Jail pedal enough to generate 12 volts of electricity.
An hour of pedaling equals an hour of television.
Arpaio says inmates only will be able to watch television if they choose to pedal.
He says he started the program with female inmates because they seemed more receptive.
Arpaio says the only exercise female inmates have been getting is speed-walking around the tent yard.
He says Pedal Vision gives them a reason to get moving and a way to burn calories.
Excellent idea. Although I wonder if inmates in excellent physical shape is such a good thing. I wonder if we could hoook it up to the city power lines and make them power the city through pedaling all day and night.
LOL yeah greenie heads are gonna splode.
Ed Begley should be proud, as I heard he as a pedal powered toaster.
Great Fat Fighting Idea. Michelle should commend Sheriff Joe for a way to fight youth obesity. LOL
LOL!!! That Sheriff Joe is sumpin else! When he's not busy saving Arizona, he's out there saving the planet!!!
Too bad he endorsed that flaming socialist Romney.
The sheriff has endorsed Jesse Kelly (R) in the AZ 8 race to unseat Giffords.
I think ol’ Joe would make a wonderful Governor of AZ.
Here’s hoping we see a win.
LOL. and “you betcha” he’s awesome!!!
wow, would be nice to seee the inmates of California help solve the issue of lack of energy for that Green State.
It's not. That's why here in Ohio, we got rid of weights in prisons after a deadly prison riot in 1993.
Never happen in the inmate-coddled Leftist state of CA.
Yet another innovation in in penal services from Sheriff Arpaio! Not only is it a form of green power but it can be used to counter obesity in our jails.
Way to go Joe!
Hey Joe do pay-per-view on the sports channel and let people bet on who generates the most juice too, there’s help for the budget too.
The ultimate bet would be how long it would take to fry someone in the electric chair that way.
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