Prisoners are capable of more complex work than anecdotal license plate stamping. From what I have seen, motivated prisoners are up for the task. Look beyond the license plate stamp to an untapped resource.
Before we know it, much like seeing a new water main or sewer main going into a downtown city street, we will see geothermal main lines installed in our communities. The time is coming when energy companies will charge for BTUs exchanged rather than for fossil fuels combusted.
Industrial Info Resources (IIR) is tracking more than 6,000 U.S. maintenance-related projects, worth $14.4 billion, that list pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) among their equipment key needs and are planned to start construction in 2021.
It is counterintuitive for tradespeople who work with boilers and know how to create heat through combustion of fossil fuels to understand that heating can be accomplished with electrically driven heat pumps.