Convicts being “treated” with Wii



Instead of punching license plates when serving hard time, convicts at the UK’s top-security Broadmoor Hospital are being “treated” with Wii Sports and Wii Fit. With 22 newly purchased Wii consoles hooked up to plasma TVs, Broadmoor has more smiles packed in it than a Chuck E. Cheese’s. A spokesperson for Broadmoor noted that while Wii Sports and their other “Xbox and PlayStation” consoles are for treatment, Wii Fit is part of a strategy to increase exercise and improve fitness.

“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,” said the Sun‘s source. It may be labeled a hospital, but there are some characters even Ganondorf couldn’t hold a candle to. Peter Sutcliffe, also known as “The Yorkshire Ripper,” murdered 13 women in the 1980’s and is serving a life imprisonment sentence at the facility. We hear he plays a mean game of Wii Bowling. No, really. He does.


  1. I am so glad this isn’t in America because I would almost expect that of us.

  2. Man, why dod prisoners always have better gaming set-ups? Plasma screens and Wii’s? Super Mario Galaxy will look insane on their screens with high quality component cables. It makes the deal even sweeter if the taxes are taken from a pair of parents who can’t afford their next meal.

    /sarcasm to the second half for those who wouldn’t get it.

  3. Definitely not in Texas….where the 360s have longer life-spans than the “lifers”….

  4. ugh. just reading about it was distasteful.

  5. Brian, I thought the same thing.

    Kale, Hahaha. Good one.

    I was in disbelief when I first heard this. Then I slid into disgust. I really can’t see any justification for allowing convicts to play video games. None whatsoever.

  6. seriously its not like these people are in for stealing bubblegum from the corner drug store. “killed 13 women in the 80’s” and he gets to play videogames for his crimes??? aren’t you glad we’re so refined and civilized. this is how murder is repayed in modern society and the worst part of it all is the victim’s families or the victims themselves work hard for a living and end up paying for these inmate’s leisure time.