UK Prison service spends nearly $450,000 on Game Consoles
According to reports, the UK Prison service has spent £221,726 on video game consoles and software to keep criminals entertained. Previously, ministers had admitted to spending only £10,000 on such entertainment machines.
To quote: Prisoners across the country are being supplied with computer games consoles costing thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money.
The Prison Service has spent £221,726 on PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo systems and software to keep jailed criminals entertained. Ministers have previously admitted spending only £10,000 on the machines.
An audit carried out last month on Justice Secretary Jack Straw's orders turned up 12,948 game consoles in prisons and young-offender institutions in England and Wales, showing how widespread their use is among the 83,600 prison population.
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This is a really very bad thing cause the people pay they taxes for get publish basics better and they spend money that can go to hospitals our schools into games to prisoners, this is a really money waste.