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News UK Prisoners using PS3s to commit crime?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 14 May 2009.

  1. DriftCarl

    DriftCarl Member

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    Human rights fair enough, but in my eyes human rights are shelter, food, water and also not getting the crap beat out of you by authorities.

    Why do I pay taxes to enable prisoners to play playstation 3's and watch TV, play pool and also get paid to do easy jobs. I cant even afford a playstation 3 myself, and cant afford a TV or TV licence at the moment.

    It is a joke, and no one has the guts in politics to properly challenge it
     
  2. pimlicosound

    pimlicosound New Member

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    Perhaps these criminals are permitted to furnish their residence as part of their second home allowance. Oh, wait, that's our MPs. Or is it? I can't tell the difference any more.
     
  3. tank_rider

    tank_rider New Member

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    I wonder if an application for a tax refund to be able to furnish my house to the technology levels of those in prison would be accepted? I can't afford a PS3, if I didn't have to pay for criminals to have them i could!
     
  4. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I'm very glad to see I'm not the only person that thinks that criminals seem to be getting unreasonably decent treatment in prison. Now, I'm not saying that they should be beaten by the guards... but they're in prison to be punished - it's not a bloody rest and recreation retreat.

    Prison should, at worst, be a place for punishment. At best, it should be a place for rehabilitation... for preparing criminals in such a way that when they are released, they can become useful, productive members of society.

    It shouldn't be somewhere where they can play console games and get unfettered internet access.

    But hey, mclean007 basically sums it up perfectly.
     
  5. Drexial

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    A lot of you seemed to have missed this comment.

    But that a side a lot of you seem to assume that the tax money is buying them these things. Most likely not. They do supply TVs and gym equipment. But if they were getting PS3's it was because they paid for them most likely. If you are working in a prison there isn't much you have to spend money on otherwise, so I would imagine that most prisoners have a nice savings.
     
  6. dr-strangelove

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    It could be a clever strategy, get them all addicted to wow and they won't have time to commit crime lol
     
  7. Skiddywinks

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    The biggest issue here is that they have PS3s at all!
     
  8. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    The whoe thing needs to be redone. I heard that prisoners call HMS Holloway "Hotel Holloway".

    It was not always like this. This has only come about in the last 10 year (under Labour).

    There are no deterents anymore in the UK. People will commit a crime and not care what happens to them cus they know that things will probably be better for them inside then outside.

    You won't hear me say this much, but I agree with the US system. Prison is ment to be a punishment, not a holiday camp.
     
  9. Ditcheh

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    Can any of you actually read? you are all so busy foaming at the mouth about how soft our prisons are (REALLY??? youve been then? you KNOW do ya?) that you missed this....

    "Of course, the simple solution would be to just unplug the PlayStation 3 from the 'net, but according to the UK Prison Service that isn't needed as the comments are a load of rubbish. A spokesperson for the Prison Service insisted that convicts do not have access to wireless technology at all because of a previous decision - one which barred Prisons from allowing current games consoles into prisons. SOCA insists it has heard otherwise."

    Idiots.
     
  10. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    prisoners should be working in chain gangs like they used to.
     
  11. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    There was a new prison built near where I lived in Germany for murderers, rapists, etc. Nobody there who didn't at least rape and/or kill 1 person.

    THEY EVEN GOT ****ING CURTAINS SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO SEE THE METAL BARS!!! It would lead to depression, the federal therapists explained.
    So did their crimes to the relatives I'd say.

    Give those people a 3x3m cell, a wooden board with pillow and blanket to sleep on, a toilet in their cell, a sink. Food [cheapest and worst possible] and water.

    Would save us a lot of money and I think this might actually help re-socialising criminals. At least a bit more than what they "have to face" now in prison...
     
  12. taliban_raider

    taliban_raider Just some guy; you know

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    Knowing people that work in prisons in Australia, the more entertainment you give a prisoner the easier he is to handle. Boored prisoners require alot more guarding, more guarding than a prisons meagre stock of guards can afford. It is basicly an easy way to run a prison cheaper by giving them a cheap tv, but ps3's, I don't know about that...
     
  13. themax

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    I'de rather see tax payer money keep prisoners pre-occupied with a PS3 (of course not for committing crimes) than see the money go to creating an even worse environment where the security personnel aren't safe. Compare a Prison (especially a super max security) in the U.S. to ones across the pond. Your security guards are probably alot more safe than ours if the inmates are atleast getting some sort of recreation outside of a prison yard segregated by racial based factions and brutal confrontations between them and security.
     
  14. Furymouse

    Furymouse Like connect 4 in dagger terms

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    I think they consider that " cruel and unusual " nowadays. Shame really. Prison is a place for punishment and rehabilitation. If all they're doing is sitting around playing video games, the only job they'll be able to get when they get out will be as games journalists :D
     
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    Welcome to the Daily Mail's new online comment facility.
     
  16. OWNED66

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    wow prison sounds great
    what can i do to go there ?

    xD
     
  17. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    I heard there was some prison in Arizona that was real good. The prisoners sleep in tents or whatever and wear pink shorts. Not luxuries at all and they work hard all day long.
     
  18. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    My friend calls the cells he works in Hotel Carlton, because its usually the same repeat offenders that keep returning so on their leaving he says that he'll keep the bed warm and the room ready for their return.

    Its a sad fact that we treat them so well, we really should be working to educate the inmates with skills to gain a job, so their is no need for them to break the law. Give them something that makes their life seem more worthwhile, that they mean something to society, that they do something that makes them a better person and hopefully they wont re-offend.

    Another side of me then thinks, but we are offering this to the lowest people, and we're not giving a similar service to people that havent offended. Its a touch choice.
     
  19. Trefarm

    Trefarm No matter what... It's all good

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    "A spokesperson for the Prison Service insisted that convicts do not have access to wireless technology at all because of a previous decision - one which barred Prisons from allowing current games consoles into prisons." So do we believe the Prison Service or SOCA?
    Well SOCA has been recieveing negative Press, Insider Leaks and soon a damning report which according to more leaks will pillory an attitude of eternal intelligence gathering, rather than actually arresting anyone. This smells of a desparate attempt by PR types to spread the blame to the Prison Service.
     
  20. jfdevoux

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    Fellow law-abiding citizens, we need to take a stand and protest such activities as allowing PS3, or any other form of entertainment into our prison systems. Taxpayers are paying millions of dollars to entertain those that have stolen from us, robbed us, killed us, rapped us, etc. This has to stop!! What is next, I guess these prisoners will start getting room service, I work in a prison, and they practically get room service now. We are the ones that put into office the law makers and the officials that make these luxuries possible. Lobby your congressmen and women, and any other officials that allow this nonsense to take place, tell them you do not support their decisions on this wasteful spending, and if they want to continue getting your votes, they will change policy.
     
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