Wednesday 6 January 2010

Prisons are Holiday Camps

SERIAL killers including the Yorkshire Ripper are enjoying £5,000 of Nintendo Wii gaming at taxpayers' expense.

Top-security Broadmoor Hospital - home to some of Britain's most evil criminals - has installed 22 of the trendy games consoles at £180 a time.

They were fitted to plasma TVs - even though patients already had Xbox and PlayStation units.

And the Wiis are proving so popular that managers are ordering extra remote controls at £25 each, plus Wii Fit games.

A source at the Berkshire hospital told how Ripper Peter Sutcliffe played ten pin bowling - watched by Rachel Nickell's murderer Robert Napper.

The source added: "When you think of their crimes and the misery they have caused, you have to ask if it's right for society to pay to entertain them.

"This cash could have been spent improving care in the wider NHS. In the meantime all we hear is laughter as patients play with their new toys."

A Broadmoor spokesman said games were part of the patients' treatment, and Wii Fit was part of a strategy to increase exercise.

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AN atheist rapist has complained that his human rights were breached by having to share a prison cell with a Christian lag.

Barman Steven Relf, 40, was jailed indefinitely after admitting raping two women he targeted when he served them drinks in a pub.

Police branded him a "sexual predator" and said he could have had as many as 40 victims.

In a letter to an inmates' magazine, Relf wrote: "I recently had the displeasure of sharing a cell with a Bible-thumping believer."

A source said Relf was "furious" at having to share at Manchester Prison with the Christian convict and wanted him to be "evicted".

He said: "He moaned about how the guy wouldn't shut up about God. He said he wanted to speak to a lawyer about his rights so he could be moved cells."

The other inmate was later transferred.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does Wii have a 'game' of Hang the barstads ?