UK prison bans PS3s because they could be used in an escape attempt

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UK prison bans PS3s because they could be used in an escape attempt

Post by Event Status on Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:27 pm

A UK prison has banned inmates from using PlayStation 3s, because they fear they could be used in an escape attempt. And we're not talking about using the SixAxis to dig through walls...

Prisoners at Rye Hill prison, Warwickshire, were found to be using the PS3's built-in Wi-Fi connection to chat to friends outside prison.

Wardens have since confiscated the consoles because they could pose a "significant threat" to prison security. They probably should've read the box before they started dishing those out on the murder wing...

A spokesman for the Prison Service told The Guardian: "PlayStation 3 consoles are barred on the grounds that they have the capability to send and receive radio signals as an integral part of the equipment."

Why do criminals even have a PS3 in prison? Apparently, the UK has a lot of this type of thing going on with treating criminals like family.


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