Worth it for $75 to $127 a day i would have thought. tough on those who can't afford it. SANTA ANA, Calif., April 25 — Anyone convicted of a crime knows a debt to society often must be paid in jail. But a slice of Californians willing to supplement that debt with cash (no personal checks, please) are finding that the time can be almost bearable. For offenders whose crimes are usually relatively minor (carjackers should not bother) and whose bank accounts remain lofty, a dozen or so city jails across the state offer pay-to-stay upgrades. Theirs are a clean, quiet, if not exactly recherché alternative to the standard county jails, where the walls are bars, the fellow inmates are hardened and privileges are few. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/u...344300f0ef0a4d&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss Those not registered with the NYT can use Bug Me Not: http://www.bugmenot.com/ i really feel the allowed use of cellphones and laptops goes too far — especially considering how internet connections could be used for fraud. and i hope paedophiles should not be allowed to apply!