Thursday, July 26, 2007

Prison service answer FOI request

The Prison Service has finally answered my request about digital TV and game consoles in Holme House Prison after more than 8 months waiting.

They said they purchased a number of games consoles for £500 which are placed the Drug Rehabilitation block to help addicts recover. Apparently playing computer games stops you from being addicted to drugs.

At the time of my request the prison paid a subscription to Sky, which cost £3384 annually. The reason was that they were evaluating options for providing digital TV to cells when analogue reception is discontinued. Why do we have to provide them with anything?

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