Prisoners have access to televisions in-cell as part of local incentives and earned privileges schemes. Prisoners can rent televisions for £1 per week. The revenue generated from this charge is used for the purchase of new and replacement televisions and to fund the switchover of the prison estate from analogue to digital television.
In the financial year 2008-09, HM Prison Service expenditure and rental income from prisoners in respect of in-cell TV is shown in the following table.
£ Expenditure 2,311,000 Rental income from prisoners 2,135,000
Rental income from prisoners