Prison has en-suite cells and Flatscreen Televisions!
Inmates at a new maximum-security prison are to have en-suite cells with flatscreen televisions.
Prisoners at the privately-run HMP Addiewell in West Lothian who will live in 12 wings at the Jail. They will also have “electronic kiosks” so that they can check menus and order meals, they will also be able to check how much money they have in their accounts and be able to top-up phone accounts and order goods from the canteen.
Bill Aitken, the Scottish Tory justice spokesman, questioned whether the conditions would provide a real deterrent.
I do not wish prisoners to live in Dickensian squalor, but there does come a time when the level of comfort does not provide any real deterrent to offending.
“By the sounds of Addiewell, we have reached that stage there.
“There are many people who might think that in these times of financial hardship, prisoners are getting a chance to live in conditions not available to the poorer, law-abiding sections of our society.”
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