Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

2 of 7
BACKNEXT
Upgrade your jail stay, for a fee
Upgrade your jail stay, for a fee
Convicted criminals in central Arizona often get the county lockup. Some get sentenced to the dreaded "tent city," where they have to brave 100-degree summers outside.

But residents of one local town may soon be able to sidestep that discomfort -- for a price.

The city of Scottsdale is charging for use of its unused jail space to local residents who are sentenced to 48 hours or less of jail time in another jurisdiction.

Scottsdale Police don't have an estimate of how much money they plan to raise with the program, but at $189 a day, that city service could cost you more than a stay in a local Hilton hotel.

It's not that swanky, but at least the cells are air conditioned.



NEXT: No dancing allowed (unless you pay up)
Last updated March 03 2011: 2:08 PM ET
Overnight Avg Rate Latest Change Last Week
30 yr fixed3.63%3.68%
15 yr fixed2.76%2.79%
5/1 ARM2.97%2.94%
30 yr refi3.66%3.72%
15 yr refi2.79%2.82%
Rate data provided
by Bankrate.com
View rates in your area
 
Find personalized rates:
More Galleries
Driving the world's first car Driving a replica of the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen, the first internal combustion automobile. More
The 7 biggest investment mistakes celebrities make From betting too heavily on real estate to overestimating future earnings, here are 7 of the most common money mistakes that celebrities make. More
Cotton candy, toothpicks, pet gel -- these products are all made from marijuana Legal cannabis, an estimated $5.4 billion industry, is drawing in entrepreneurs with a variety of innovative products -- from skin patches to pain relief gel for pets. More

Special Offer