In some California cities, you can get a luxury jail cell for just $75 to $125 a day. Of course, a luxury jail cell is still not a room at the Ritz. Offenders whose crimes are relatively minor can get “pay-to-stay” upgrades. These upgrades include a door, distance from violent offenders, and the right to bring an iPod or computer.
Many of the pay-to-stay “clients” get work furlough, so they can go to work during the day and only return to their cells at night to sleep.