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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