A city in Brazil, Santa Rita, has gained worldwide fame because of its innovative … prison!
In particular, an innovative program gives inmates the opportunity to reduce their penalties by generating energy by pedaling a stationary bike, which charges special batteries!
For every 16 hours on the bike, the prison sentence is reduced by one day. Judge Jose Henrique Mallmann is the inspirer of the initiative!
The local police, as well as engineers and businessmen of the city helped to implement the ambitious initiative!