American prisons bought video games worth millions of rubles for criminals 15:31

The New York Department of Corrections purchased 1,247 games for the PlayStation 4 and 5, including fighting games Mortal Kombat 1 and Street Fighter 6, as well as sports simulators Madden NFL 24 and NBA 2K24. The total cost of the purchase was $ 59,260 allocated from the city budget (about 5.2 million rubles at the exchange rate of July 7, 2024). About this reports New York Post edition.

The aim of this initiative was to improve discipline in prisons and reduce the level of violations, especially among young prisoners. The games will only be offered to those who behave well.

Despite the potential benefits of the move, some New Yorkers and former prison officials have criticized the initiative, arguing that the budget funds should be spent on more essential needs such as air conditioning for inmates and prison staff. Benny Boscio, president of the Volunteer Correctional Service, also condemned the purchase of the games and said officials should spend the money on basic necessities.

How in Russia showed Searches are carried out in the Rostov-on-Don pre-trial detention centre, and the use of game consoles is also practiced in correctional facilities, but this practice is illegal in the Russian Federation.

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Source: Gazeta

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