Welcome to the High-Tech Jail of the 21st Century

Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) — The fifth-biggest jail in the United States has become the home to the most cutting edge energy technology in the world. California’s Santa Rita detention facility has an $11.7 million dollar “Smart Grid” project thatutilizes everything from fuel cells to robots to save tax payers $2.5 million annually. (Source: Bloomberg)

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13 Comments

  1. explosu on September 12, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    This is disgusting. It’s only saving -them- 2.5 million dollars. They run by contract. The reason there’s so much technology being poured into this is because there is so much money in the contracts that it becomes beneficial to do research and PR campaigns for the parent companies. Guess what they’ve done with the extra chunk of change they gain from this kind of "efficiency"? Lobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobbylobby

  2. Philly 1986 on September 12, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Stupid journalist,most county jail inmates aren’t convicted.

  3. RevelationDefeatLie1 on September 12, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    let’s go to jail 🙂

  4. JSchristopher Gleason on September 12, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Wake up people…!

  5. Kyle Hill on September 12, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    What we need to do is a TVA type project to make the energy costs go down. Look up Singing Wires Documentary to see what I mean.

  6. Carter on September 12, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    The Prison Industrial Complex

  7. nayanmalig on September 12, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    We already live in one yet we don’t know it.

  8. sch001b0y on September 12, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    I want to watch Prison Break again now.

  9. Keith Cleghorn on September 12, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    I hope Bloomberg and the politicians rot in hell, for their greed and advancing the prison industry agenda. Which happens to be making sure we have a prison population in which 65% are no-violent victim-less criminals, The American Prison Industry is a multi-Billion dollar A YEAR industry that feeds off the Taxpayers, between or war on drugs, TSA, HLS, NSA,CIA, and god only know who else. We the people have no say as every stinking politician in my country are the biggest criminals who should be doing hard fucking time and having their collective asses pounded by BuBa the Love Gorilla each and every night.

  10. AUSPICIOUS KONDOR on September 12, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    FEMA!!! FEMA!!! FEMA!!!

  11. DeShawn Henry on September 12, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Why are so many Americans locked up? Prisons for profits!!

  12. Rudy777King on September 12, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    And now the US government is closed, like a jail, but nobody ‘s there 🙂

  13. Lest we forget on September 12, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Robots wtf!!

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