Judge Mathis “consequence” game features prison rape

Sunday, 12th April 2009 09:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

TV Judge Greg Mathis and filmmaker Matty Rich are teaming up to create a game for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 called Mathis “Detroit” Street Judge.


The game is expected to be reminiscent of Grand Theft Auto – but with prison rape.


Mathis says his goal as a judge, and as a gamer, is to introduce consequences to today’s youth, and the best way to do that, is through videogames.

“The main difference between our game and Grand Theft Auto is that players will have to deal with the justice system and consequences for their actions,” said Mathis.

“When you go to prison, you gain credibility when you come back on the streets. On the other hand, when you go to prison you can also be raped. So take your chances. We may see young people who make the wrong choice and go to prison and are assaulted repeatedly (in this game).”

The third-person, open-world shooter takes place in the rough end of Detroit, where players assume the role of ex-convict La-Ron Washington. La-Ron has two strikes against him and if he messes up again, Judge Mathis will throw the book at him – if the Detroit underworld doesn’t get to him first.

“Videogames allow you to obtain the fulfillment of [a violent] lifestyle without being in it,” he added.

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  1. Syrok


    All in the game yo, all in the game.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Roybott

    …Is this a joke?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Its true, the only thing stopping the world from falling in chaos is the fear people have of prison shower rooms.
    This could actually be pretty intertesting having a game seeminglessly continue after you’ve been caught.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. DaMan

    their target audience is 14-18 years old I guess?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. videog

    This is crazy! Silliest thing I’ve ever heard.
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    #5 6 years ago
  6. Syrok

    I hate the new type of spammers even more then the old one. :/

    #6 6 years ago
  7. sam_spade

    I always wondered how judges could justify sending people to a place where they could be raped. Now I know they don’t give a shit.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. DaMan

    ” We may see young people who make the wrong choice and go to prison and are assaulted repeatedly (in this game) ”
    what kind of “wrong” choice will that be I wonder. don’t fuck with your government :) ?

    #8 6 years ago
  9. TheTwelve

    Hahahaha…awesome. Judge Mathis is one of the most hilarious people I’ve ever heard.


    #9 6 years ago
  10. ShiroGamer

    this aint a comedian ,eh ?
    coz he sure looks like one

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Gamoc

    …that…could actually be good. Which is weird.

    On the other hand, he’s doing it for educational reasons and not to make a good game, so it almost certainly won’t be good.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Prof Power Glove

    I knew there was a reason why I didn’t want to end up in jail, i just couldn’t put my finger on it…until now!

    Thanks Judge Mathis!!

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Omroth

    The problem is that the game will just turn out to be too preachy, and it’ll break emersion within a second of you being sent to prison. To really educate about this kind of issue in a game is going to take a lot more than a TV-Judge (who, by the way, doesn’t send people to prison on his TV shows) with a budget.

    We talked about this this week on the games-and-industry podcast Visiting The Village

    #13 6 years ago

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