UK prison bans PS3 thanks to “escape attempt” fear

A British prison has banned PS3 access to its inmates as it feared the machine could be used in an escape attempt. Rye Hill prisoners were using the console’s wireless capabilities to chat to people on the outside, according to this Guardian report. “PlayStation 3 consoles are barred on the grounds that they have the […]

11 years ago

Prison headlines

  • UK prisons to ban 18-rated games

    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 […]

    12 years ago