$300,000 A Year Of Taxpayer Money To Fund TVs Behind Bars

A new TV every 4 hours

$300,000 A Year Of Taxpayer Money To Fund TVs Behind Bars

The life of luxury some of our prisoners appear to live behind bars goes up a notch today, with revelations taxpayers are funding a new prison TV every four hours. 

The Courier Mail's got its hands on proof we have funded more than 2,400 TVs in the past year, alone. Those TVs come in at a cost of $300,000, plus around $15,000 for repairs. 

Prisoners pay $2 a week to have a TV in their cell, but corrections sources have told the paper they often intentionally damage them. 

Apparently, it's so they can get sharp and metal parts to use for makeshift weapons. 

Anyone caught damaging their TV set can be issued with a breach notice, but the paper's reporting the majority have a new screen in their cell within a few days. 

 

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