September 29th, 2012 15:21 EST
Should Prisoners Be Entitled To HBO, Cinemax & Showtime?
"Nearly 3,000 British prison inmates have minded their manners well enough to earn free cable television, government officials said.
Jeremy Wright, a Justice minister and member of Parliament, said in a letter obtained by The Daily Telegraph, 2,976 inmates housed in contract prisons had earned enough credit for good behavior to receive subscription channels offered by British Sky Broadcasting."
Prisoners in the UK and America aren`t entitled to free cable service, it`s a crying shame they are enjoying premium channels.
I have never had any interaction with the criminal justice system, I always pay my taxes on time, and I am gainfully employed, but I am not demanding free cable as a reward for being a good citizen.
The only channels that a prisoner should be allowed to view are PBS, C-Span, and MSNBC, although MSNBC might be interpreted as cruel and unusual punishment.
I can`t afford HBO or Showtime, maybe I should break into a prison.
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