Go to jail, play video games?

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 1:44 pm

Prison isn’t all fun and games, but a new program in Oregon finds that some games actually produce better prisoners. A recent incentive program allows inmates to purchase a US$35 game console after 18 months without disciplinary problems, and to play their choice of 50 preloaded games. Thanks in part to the program, which also offers small televisions and “cell-block ice cream socials,” discipline problems in the prison system have dropped even as the inmate population has increased.

Source: arstechnica


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