Prisoners to pay to watch TV

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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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  1. yeah its tots unfair like really why don’t the prison guards pay just because they might have done something wrong they are paying the price in prison why do they lose more privileges plus they might have been fined so they have no money left

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