Prisoners in New Zealand prisons will have to start paying for the ability to watch television.
Corrections Minister Anne Tolley made the announcement today and said that prisoners could rent a small TV for $2 per week.
The new system will stop prisoners hiding things behind and within the larger TVs that are currently in cells.
Any profits from the scheme will be used to develop two prison education channels.
The scheme will start at Christchurch men’s prison in November and rolled out to other prisons in 2014.
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