209w ago - Just over a month ago it was rumored that crime lords were running empires from jail via PlayStation consoles.
Today it appears some prison officials are taking no chances, and are banning inmates' PlayStation 3 consoles amid escape fears.
To quote: A prison has banned inmates from using PlayStation 3 games consoles because they fear they could be used in an escape attempt.
Inmates at Rye Hill prison, near Rugby, Warwickshire, were found to be using the consoles' built-in wireless connections to chat to friends outside prison.
Wardens have confiscated the consoles over fears they pose a "significant threat" to prison security. A spokesman for the Prison Service said:
"PlayStation 3 consoles are barred on the grounds that they have the capability to send and receive radio signals as an integral part of the equipment."
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These PS3's are given to them for "GOOD" behaviour. Payed for by the Great British Tax Payers. They dont have to buy there own. Our Prison System is like a holiday camp where they cant wait to go back in.
I'm sorry but whats the point of locking people up for doing bad things if they get access to a ps3. That's garbage. They shouldn't have weights. They shouldn't have TV and they for damn sure they shouldn't have PS3s. Isn't it supposed to be punishment. Let them have some books and 23 hour lock down. Maybe then people wouldn't do so many of those bad things.