Pedal Privileges

by
Abby Zimet

Phoenix' infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known for his brutal Tent City
Jail, has a brilliant new idea: making inmates pedal stationary bikes
to generate electricity for their TVs. Under the terms of his "Pedal
Vision" program, one hour of pedaling earns one hour of television. As
if those striped uniforms weren't enough. And check out ole Joe: He
could stand to sweat through a few pedalled viewings of Gone With the Wind himself.

 

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