There's been a story floating around lately about the PS3 being banned from UK prisons. Well, that story is actually this one
from 2007. But, all of this talk of consoles behind bars pushed INCGamers
to action, and the site recently spoke with someone in the know and confirmed that UK convicts have not been able to use gaming systems with Wi-Fi capabilities for some time now.
"Prisoners in England and Wales have never been allowed access to wireless enabled technology such as that used in some games consoles," a spokesperson said. "A decision was taken some years ago that the then current generation of games consoles should be barred because the capability to send or receive radio signals is an integral part of the equipment. Future games consoles with this ability will be banned. This ban applies to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS." In fact, the only consoles prisoners have been able to use are the PS1 and PS2, which isn't too
bad if the inmates have some copies of Oddworld: Abe's Odyssee
and God Hand
to go with them.
Actually, nix that first game. It could cause a riot.