Brit taxpayers shell out 220,000 pounds for prisoners games consoles

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London, May 27 (ANI): Thousands of prisoners have been given computer games consoles - costing the British taxpayer more than 220,000 pounds. ccording to The Sun, the Prison Service handed out 2,515 of the gadgets - including PlayStation 3s and PSPs, Xbox 360s and Nintendo Wiis and Gameboys - for good behaviour.

One in five of the 458 inmates at Whitemoor top-security jail in Cambridgeshire were also bought consoles.

The Lancaster Farms juvenile prison got 538 consoles - even though there are only 527 inmates. Manchester jail got 230 consoles and Liverpool 190. (ANI)

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