Friday, March 30th 2007

PS3 banned from British prisons

One of the PS3's key features is built in access to wireless internet. Unfortunately, upon review by the British home secretary John Reid, this feature isn't as nice as it sounds. If prisoners were to somehow get a PS3 in their hands, they could use the PS3's wireless powers to send messages to other cell-mates, or worse, to the outside world. And so, to avoid new, high-tech, and extremely-high-cost escape plans, Mr. Reid is banning all PS3's (and PSP's, which share the same capability) from prisons in Britain. It is quite possible other countries could see this as a model, and also lock wireless devices from their prisons.Source: 1Up
Add your own comment

19 Comments on PS3 banned from British prisons

#1
Zalmann
LOL. PS3 banned from prisons...
Posted on Reply
#2
Benpi
ok wtf - Prisons need to be a place of punishment - not a dream world where you are fed 3 times a day, free showers, and can spend the rest of the day playing video games. No wonder there are so many rapists/murderers/thieves in the world.
Posted on Reply
#3
ktr
by: Benpi
ok wtf - Prisons need to be a place of punishment - not a dream world where you are fed 3 times a day, free showers, and can spend the rest of the day playing video games. No wonder there are so many rapists/murderers/thieves in the world.
lol, that is what i am thinking...what happened to medieval torcher
Posted on Reply
#4
Azn Tr14dZ
But yeah, 3 meals, free showers, play sports with others, play PS3 or Xbox 360, watch TV, exercise program...only if they had better beds.:) The world isn't as cruel as it used to...
Posted on Reply
#6
tkpenalty
lol prisoners do need to be kept well so they forget about having vengeance, etc.
Posted on Reply
#7
killatia
what the hell are prisoners playing video games in jail in the first place? they're suposse to get butt rape in the showers not the other way around.
Posted on Reply
#8
Fusion
i know someone that spent a strech in prison. Apparently foe £5 a week they could rent a ps2 and all the latesat games off the prison LOL

I say we bring back torture :D
Posted on Reply
#9
mandelore
FFS ITS FEKIN PRISON. THEY NEED TO BE CRACKING ROCKS WITH RUBBER PICKS. WHAT THE... cmon ps2 in a prison, its not a frikkin hotel :shadedshu
Posted on Reply
#10
kakazza
You guys haven't seen a documentation about life-time prisioners...
2 meter tall guy in a 2x1m cell... FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES, damnit...

Of course other prisioners have a "better life" but damnit, those are not murders then...
Posted on Reply
#11
theonetruewill
Damn now I can't carry out my plan of going to prison to get free constant console gaming time.:p
Posted on Reply
#12
mandelore
by: theonetruewill
Damn now I can't carry out my plan of going to prison to get free constant console gaming time.:p
LOL now that would be an incentive to mug an old lady or two.. :roll:

(no offence to any old ladies we may have as TPU members :p , and mugging old ladies, well, youd need to be retarded to do that)
Posted on Reply
#13
oily_17
What a laugh...

I wonder when they ban smoking in public places,at the end of April this year,will they let prisoners out for a smoke as well.
Posted on Reply
#14
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Sadly its true. Prisons around the world are more like 4 star hotels than prisons. Bring back whippings and warden beatings :mad:
Posted on Reply
#15
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
This is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard. I highly doubt prisoners are gonna chat back and forth about escape plans. Ludicrous!
Posted on Reply
#16
D007
From 1st hand experience those morons in jail deserve no playstation. I can't even believe they would give thos friggin retarded aminals a ps2.. wtf.. believe this though, no ps3 pr any game counsel can make jail even remotely nice lol.. but it's still ridiculous.. they don't deserve things like that.. and i spent 4 year sin prison so it's not like im being biased.. their dumb ass animals in there.. a bunch of friggin jungle bunnies acting like fools beating people up with locks in socks.. they deserve nothing but food.. and barely that.. Most of them should be in 24/7 confinement if i had anything to say about it... Not everyoone in jail is a scumbag though.. i met some really good people , i know that sounds weird but for instance I knew a guy that was in for unpaid traffic tickets lol.. it's dumb some of the stuff you can get locked up for. me, i was locked up for beating the crap out of a drug deal who was selling drugs and guns to kids.. yea the law still seem fair? lol.. he had it coming and i'd do it all over again.. :laugh:
Posted on Reply
#17
lemonadesoda
If I were Judge and Jury, I'd have given you 3 years and 9 months less. You still deserve the 3 months, but 4 years! That's ridiculous... shouldn't they have PAID YOU a policemans salary at least? LOL
Posted on Reply
#18
Chewy
by: oily_17
What a laugh...

I wonder when they ban smoking in public places,at the end of April this year,will they let prisoners out for a smoke as well.
some prisons here in Canada have banned smoking oO. lol smoking is bad:nutkick:

and yes theses prisioners need to be out with the pick-axe like slaves, not like some of them do now stay high play games listen to music work-out elc and get more ideas for future crimes trough the friends they make. (they become better at being criminals alot of times in there :(.)
Posted on Reply
#19
D007
by: Chewy
some prisons here in Canada have banned smoking oO. lol smoking is bad:nutkick:

and yes theses prisioners need to be out with the pick-axe like slaves, not like some of them do now stay high play games listen to music work-out elc and get more ideas for future crimes trough the friends they make. (they become better at being criminals alot of times in there :(.)
They started trying to do that in the ones i was in too, but they rioted lol.. seriously they need to keep cigs in jail.. otherwise all those dam monkeys have nothing at all to calm their nerves.. Seriously those people act mostly like a bunch of monkeys.. it's pathetic how dumb some of them are. No goals no morales, steal from their own mothers, then rape an 80 year old, their almost all just scumbags.. I have seen some of them get the crap beat out of them by the guards though, that was fun..lol.. it's hard to act touch when they throw a pepper bomb in your room, seal your doors, and turn off the AC and water..lol..

I hate to admit it but I was glad to see some of them get the crap beat out of them and not be able to do anything about it.. now they know how the people they robbed and beat half to death feel..

ps.. all the good criminals, don't get caught..lol.. the only thing you learn from criminals in jail is how to do crime the stupid way lol.. typically doing it their way just gets you right where they are..lol.. jail..
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment