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Advertising Goes to Jail With 'Captive Ads'

(Commercial) Time Served on Screens in Holding Cell

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I don't think I have much to add to this report from The Buffalo News: "The Erie County Holding Center, which has had its share of problems in recent years, soon will be on the cutting edge in this respect: It will allow bail bondsmen and defense lawyers to advertise on a high-definition television screen aimed at defendants minutes after their arrest."

The company offering this bit of government revenue generation is the "Captive Ads" unit (get it?!?) of Metrodata Services. And the amount of revenue the county could make per year? Upwards of $15,000! Don't spend it all in one place, guys.

(Via Gawker.)

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