Inmates must pedal electricity-generating bicycles to watch TV

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The sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County said he has introduced a new fitness tool to jail inmates — televisions that run on pedal power.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who noticed many inmates at the Maricopa County Jail’s Tent City extension were overweight during a recent visit, said the jail is now outfitted with stationary bicycles that generate electricity to power the facility’s televisions, KNXV-TV, Phoenix, reported Tuesday.

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