Prisoners to get £2m radio station
A £2million prison radio station has been given the go-ahead to roll out into cells across England and Wales.
The stations programming will consist of 12 hours of educational programs a day and will be aired to around 140 prisons. The ministry of justice has said that keeping prisoners locked up will save £17million a year.
The plans have been met with resistance from the shadow justice minister, Edward Garnier who told The Sun newspaper:
"The Government has presided over the worst prison overcrowding in the history of the Prison Service. Now it tries to pretend pumping radio programmes into cells makes everything all right. It would be comic if it were not so tragic."