Huh? Sheriff Joe Arpaio will make inmates pedal bikes to power TVs

This is the blowhard that Lil Wayne will be dealing with in about 10 months.

via AZ Central

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced a new program where inmates have to pedal on exercise bicycles to watch television.

Inmates will pedal on a bike that generates 12 volts, enough electrical current to power a 19-inch tube television at the Tent City television viewing area. One hour of pedaling equals one hour of television watching.

// Typically, inmates are only allowed to watch the Weather Channel, Food Network, and C-SPAN, but with the new program they will be allowed to watch any local channel.

Arpaio said he hopes the new idea encourages inmates to exercise.

For now the program is only available to female inmates because they seemed more receptive to the idea than the male inmates, Arpaio said in a statement.

Arpaio said only those who have agreed to pedal will have access to the inmate-powered television. Inmates won’t be charged a monthly gym fee but will have to sign a contract, Arpaio said.

3 thoughts on “Huh? Sheriff Joe Arpaio will make inmates pedal bikes to power TVs

  1. I used to work for Maricopa, watching those damned shackled prisoners waiting for their court hearing. I was a real hater, pro-death, starve them damn prisoners type of guy! It felt pretty good being better than them, it really did!

    I was upper middle class, a wonderful home and wife, thinking that those pieces of prisoner scum were inferior. Never had I even entertained the idea of me becoming a felon…until one fine afternoon when I was accused of a crime and arrested.

    Well, the hate I used to spew has found its way back to me. Been around 10 years and I still live in poverty. Lost the home, the cars, the bank account and the wife. I haven’t paid income taxes in about that many years either…my future is not bright my friend.

  2. Girls need to stay attractive or they are toast, that’s why.
    The Guys in jail are dorks. Put em on the chain gang.

    Go Gators

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