Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Value of Wii at the reformatory disputed

From the MRJs Jesse Buchanan:

The warden of Manson Youth Institution wants to introduce two Nintendo Wii video game systems for use by inmates - but the correction officers' union is balking.

Warden Jose Feliciano wants the systems, which the department says were bought with inmate money, made available as rewards for good behavior. But Moises Padilla, vice president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 387 and a correction officer at Manson, says doing so would lead to more fights among inmates.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

Wait a minute...Isn't prison suppose to be punishment for doing something wrong?

When my kids do something wrong, the first thing they lose privledge to is their video games. Why would we allow these criminals to play games. They should spend more time teaching them righ from wrong and rehabbing them before they come back to society.

Wii is not the answer.

Anonymous said...

Yes to Games! Until you've been to a prison and see how Awful it is..don't judge...treat people like humans..not dogs

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me?

Many of those in maximum security didn't think twice about the victims they left behind. It was okay to treat their victims like dogs (or worse), but we have to give them Wii?
Get lost with that argument.

Jail is suppose to be's a punishment.

Homeless people don't get the tratment that our prisoners get.

No need for me to go to prison to judge, I hope it is awful. If we treat the prisoners like guests at a hotel, what are we telling them.


Anonymous said...

It is 2 Wii systems that will be used to reward good behavior ...isn't that the object of reform. If they can only be in one cell block at a time how much trouble can this cause?