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Prisoners: Video Games

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what procedures apply to access by prisoners to computer (a) games and (b) consoles (i) individually and (ii) communally. (168200)

Computer games and consoles for prisoners are used as part of the Incentives and Earned Privileges scheme, in recognition of good behaviour. All games and consoles must be approved by the prison. Prisoners are not permitted access to games with extreme violent, racist or sexually inappropriate themes or to consoles which can connect to the internet.