Skip to comments.Arizona sheriff makes inmates pedal to watch TV
Posted on 04/06/2010 3:56:46 PM PDT by mlocher
PHOENIX (AP) -- 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. T
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 said inmates only will be able to watch television if they choose to pedal.
He said he started the program with female inmates because they seemed more receptive.
Arpaio said the only exercise female inmates have been getting is speed-walking around the tent yard.
He said Pedal Vision gives them a reason to get moving and a way to burn calories.
Arizona sheriff makes inmates pedal to watch TV
I think I read about this Sheriff doing that a couple of years back. Is it "hitting the news again" after a couple of years ... LOL ...
The sheriff is actually trying to see if he can get enough inmates to pedal at once to make the electric chair work.
Right now, under Obama, All Americans are virtual prisoners.
LOL ... pretty good ...
I bet the most avid TV watchers will become Tour de France contenders!
“He said he started the program with female inmates because they seemed more receptive.”
Wait’ll they start losing weight-his jail will be more popular than Jenny Craig!!
Don’t let Obama find out.
He will have us doing it in our homes.
Or, “Joe got a tanning bed. You boys are gonna have to
sprint like the last leg of the Tour de France today.”