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PS3 banned for the UK's inmates. Not banned? Gang anal sodomy

Mar 30 // Earnest Cavalli

If you woke up this morning jealous of the awesome lives lead by those who have murdered and raped people in the UK, you can feel a little bit better about your lame, unconfined existence as CNet brings word that John Reid, the Home Secretary of the UK, has opted to ban Sony's PlayStation 3 from the commonwealth's prisons.

According to the article, the systems "could be used to send or receive radio signals with its built-in Wi-Fi and connectivity features", thus allowing the inmates to send coded messages to the outside, plan gang activity, or call fifteen year old kids f**-n*****s.

Why one would even have to make this decision makes my head hurt. There was actually a point at which they were considering giving their imprisoned felons the latest in home gaming technology? Sure, I suppose handing someone a system rich with technological prowess, yet lacking in worthwhile games is a kind of punishment, but couldn't they just stick to the old, proven methods, like tazering, and shanking chaps in the yard?


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