200,000 inmate to own mp3 players, good for safety

Apr, 04 13 Post by: admin | No Comments

200,000 inmates are to be allowed to purchase mp3 players for $70 each. The players are intended to help inmates cope with loneliness and depression.  A bureau spokeswoman said that “Keeping inmates constructively occupied is essential to the safety” of staff and inmates.

In response Sen. Chuck Grassley said that it’s ”difficult to see how all of the necessary safeguards can be put into place to stop prisoners from using MP3 players as bargaining chips or other malicious devices.”

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