Broadmoor Criminals Being Given Nintendo Wii Consoles

Criminals at the high-security Broadmoor psychiatric hospital are reported to have been provided with Nintendo Wiis to help themselves stay fit whilst undergoing their treatment.

A report published in The Sun has noted that around two dozens of Nintendo Wiis are installed at the treatment centre, which is home to some of the UK’s most notorious murderers including the infamous Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe.

The newspaper is reporting that the criminals are enjoying the thrilling games at Wii consoles at a considerable £180 a time, wasting a significant amount of taxpayers' money.

Even though patients already had access to Xbox and PlayStation consoles, the popularity of Nintendo Wii units could be assessed from the fact that the hospital managers are placing orders for extra remote controls at £25 per unit, the report added.

The newspaper cited a source close to the matter reporting how Sutcliffe was enjoying playing ten pin bowling on the Wii while being watched by Robert Napper, the murderer of Rachel Nickell.

"When you think of their crimes and the misery they have caused, you have to ask if it's right for society to pay to entertain them. This cash could have been spent improving care in the wider NHS.", The Sun quoted the source as saying.

Our Comments

Many think that crime literally pays in the UK and after reading such a report, it is difficult not to agree with them. A prison is supposed to be a frightful place where criminals are made to pay for their crimes, not one where they can enjoy a good time.

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