My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, November 18, 2006

How's this for a prison cell?

At this prison in the UK, prisoners are going to get their own cell-phones...
Prisoners are being given phones in their cells to ring friends and family - and stop them feeling lonely

The controversial 'soft touch' has been introduced at privately run Lowdham Grange Category B prison in Nottinghamshire, which houses robbers and drug dealers.

Lowdham Grange, which opened in 1998 and is run by the services firm Serco, already provides its best behaved inmates with in-cell satellite TVs and showers.

The jail has even earned the nickname "Butlins' because of the facilities it offers prisoners.

The phones are likely to be installed in all the prison's 500 cells. Serco said last night that the phones would stop inmates having to queue while fellow prisoners used the jail's public phones.

But they insisted the inmates would receive no extra phone credits, which they use to make calls.

Spokesman Mike Clarke insisted the in-cell phones were not a luxury, saying: "Contact with families can help reduce reoffending. Prisoners can ring their child before they go to bed at night. If they are feeling suicidal, they can ring family members late at night and chat to them."

But one Lowdham inmate said: "My cell is actually more luxurious than my first bedsit; clean, modern and with duvets, posters, rugs and a DVD player to make it even more homely."


Blogger SouthernTory said...

If these are cell phones for drug dealers, then heck they could be doing time while making deals. Kind of defeats the purpose doesn't
it. Typical left wing soft on crime, hug a thug philosophy. Gives new meaning to the word cell.

1:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all numbers get checked by security and calls are recorded so their is no chance off them dealing

2:13 PM  

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