- 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."