Brit prisoners get 220,000 pounds worth of games consoles

May 27th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 27 (ANI): Thousands of prisoners have been given computer games consoles - costing the British taxpayer more than 220,000 pounds. According to The Sun, the Prison Service handed out 2,515 of the gadgets - including PlayStation 3s and PSPs, Xbox 360s and Nintendo Wiis and Gameboys - for good behaviour.

One in five of the 458 inmates at Whitemoor top-security jail in Cambridgeshire were also bought consoles.The Lancaster Farms juvenile prison got 538 consoles - even though there are only 527 inmates. Manchester jail got 230 consoles and Liverpool 190. (ANI)

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