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Wii keeps prisoners alive

34-year-old Ian Huntley, who was convicted of the murders of two young girls in England, is apparently spending his evenings doing something you probably do as well -- he's playing Wii. In an effort to keep Huntley alive (he's attempted suicide multiple times), The People reports that Huntley...

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England, Wales prisoners lose access to 18-rated games

The Prison Service in England and Wales will not allow prisoners to play 18-rated games after September 30. The BBC reports that well-behaved residents and those at risk of suicide will still be allowed to play games -- we hope the suicide folks aren't playing Persona. The government apparently...

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Nintendo helps make a better prison guard

We can imagine what makes for a good prison guard: somebody who has seen the show Oz and is skilled in the ways of the nightstick. What else could a wannabe prison guard need? Nintendo, apparently. At North Branch Correctional Institution, prison Warden John A. Rowley mentioned that the...

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WRUP: Take the weekend off edition

If you were looking for something new to play, then this isn't your week. There's pretty much nothing out there, so unless you've been saving a game for a rainy day (or a week that saw no new interesting game releases), then we suggest you break the emergency glass and have at it. Or, here's a...

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Controversy: UK immigrant detainees play Wii while waiting

According to a report in the UK Telegraph, detainees at Colnbrook Immigration Removal Center in Berkshire are being given Nintendo Wiis while awaiting deportation for "offenses including rape and murder." There is also a claim that if something goes wrong with the console the staff will go to the...

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Illegal immigrants in the UK get to have fun with Wii before being shipped off

If any of you have seen that film Children of Men, you probably noticed the horrible treatment this imaginary England of the future imposed on illegal immigrants. Well, it just might be the opposite here in reality, as word hits that deportees in detainment get some play time with Nintendo's latest...

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No DS in UK prisons for fear of terrorist attacks

Due to the ability to transmit signals wirelessly, UK prisons have banned the Nintendo DS (along with some other video game systems). The reason? They fear that the devices can be used to plan a terrorist attack. Of course, should they actually research the system, they'd know that the wireless...

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Terror threat prompts prisons' console bans

It looks like British prisoners will not be playing Heavenly Sword this Friday. According to UK tabloid The Sun, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS have all been banned from jail due to their abilities to to "send and receive radio signals" (the signals aren't radio waves, but we're not going...

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N64 Rumble Pak perfect prison tattoo gun

A Kotaku reader, and prison guard extraordinaire, recently wrote in to talk about prisoners and their love of video games. Turns out, some U.S. prisons provide inmates with money to acquire video game systems as a reward for their hard work. This made the prison guards' jobs that much more...

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PlayStation 3 barred from UK prisons

British prison just got a whole lot more hostile as prisoners are barred from having PS3s. Home Secretary John Reid banned the console because it can "send and receive radio signals." Of course, Britain loves the PS3 more than any other console, so it makes sense to only ban the PS3 and not the Wii,...

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