If you watch any of the prison reality shows on Spike or truTV, you already know prisons aren’t devoid of weapons and contraband. But I still can’t seem to figure out how the incarcerated individuals that are dumb enough to commit crimes are the same ones that can come up with creations like the picture below – a shotgun made from iron bedposts, curtain tape, match-heads, and a broken light bulb – while behind bars. This particular piece of machinery was used by two inmates in Germany that took a jailer hostage, then escaped.
According to a story I found this morning, some prisons are testing out a novel way to decrease the amount of weaponry in their facilities. Wanna guess how? If you guessed by forcing inmates to rent see-through televisions, you’d be right. You’d also be oddly in tune with the happenings of New Zealand.
Per TVNZ, “Prisoners are to have personal televisions removed from their cells and will be charged two dollars a week to use see-through sets which will make it harder for them to hide contraband.”
My personal take? Remove the personal televisions from their cells and….and……that’s it.