The government is planning a radio station exclusively for the entertainment of Britain's prisoners, which will cost taxpayers £2million, according to reports.What’s wrong with the existing ones? If Terry Wogan and Jeremy Vine are good enough for the public, they’re good enough for criminals!
The Prison Service, which came up with the scheme, claims the £2million need to start up the station would be raised from existing budgets. It has been dubbed 'con air' like the Nicholas Cage film.A ‘charity’, eh…?
A charity might also contribute to running costs, it is thought.
A Prison Service official told the paper that the station would carry "messages and educational programmes".Only if they have it switched on, naturally….
He said: "It can be used to communicate to prisoners in the event of an incident."
Mr Garnier, MP for Harborough, told The Sun: "This government has presided over the worst prison overcrowding in the history of the Prison Service.Oh, I don’t know. Frankly, I think that sits quite well with those of us who think they don’t get punished enough…
"Now it tries to pretend that pumping radio programmes into cells makes everything all right. It would be comic if it were not so tragic."
Mr Garnier added: "It would be better to have prisoners doing something useful like working rather than lying on their beds listening to Jack Straw twittering at them over the radio."