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)