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Opening Arguments

Doing time

If you've been incensed about the prisoners who get a better college education than many kids out here who have trouble paying for one, never fear. Inmates have as much opportunity to waste their time as we do.

Oregon's prison system in the US is turning to computer games to help rehabilitate felons.

Inmates who have a clean disciplinary record for 18 months are being given a chance to buy a small handheld game console.

The gadget has 50 simple games onboard that can be played through small TVs fixed in cells.

Of course, we're paying for the games as well as the education.

Posted in: Current Affairs

Comments

Bob G.
Wed, 03/22/2006 - 6:47am

And they say the liberal penal system doesn't have a sense of humor...Pshaw!

(..Just as long as they're playing PONG and NOT Grand-Theft Auto).

It USED to be called "penitence" for a reason.

I wonder how long it will be before an inmate takes apart the game, and builds an electronic *get out of jail free* card?

Canasta Anyone?

B.G.

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