Sunday, March 28, 2010

Your money

Very good boys were briefly allowed to buy their own Digi-boxes as a reward for consistently excellent behaviour. Cost to taxpayer, zero.

The Ministry of Justice stopped this largess, deciding instead to install a centralised Digital system in each prison. This pumps 9 channels through to our cells.

The cost of this is about £5,000 per prison.

Economic crisis? What crisis...


  1. As a right wing, free market conservative I'm offended that the state is subsdiding freeview for prisoners. If you can afford it then fair enough.

  2. I have to wonder what happened to the Freeview boxes when they stopped allowing them. Did the prisoners who had purchased them get a refund? Silly question...

  3. The day you expect logical, joined up thinking from the authorities and sensible monetary decisions from government is the day you take the first steps towards cynicism and dissatisfaction.


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