UK prisons to ban 18-rated games

By Mike, Friday, 25 July 2008 15:30 GMT

The Prison Reform Trust has banned inmates in England and Wales from playing adult-rated games, says the BBC.

Games are “no substitute for purposeful activity like work or education classes,” apparently.

However it’s not all doom and gloom if you’re a banged-up gamer, as those prisoners who “are demonstrably well-behaved, who commit to their sentence plan and fully comply with the prison regime” may own consoles and play kids games on it, only you’ll have to fork out on it yourselves as “no further public money” will be spent on your leisure time, says the prison service.

“Last year the government spent more than £10,000 on 80 PlayStations and 15 Xboxes for young offender institutions,” says the piece.

British prisons are clearly biased against Xbox.

By Mike Bowden

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