in reply to: 'Jeeez'
thats the issue man
1/2 the jails are holiday homes and 1/2 are far from it.
having spent about a year in 'chokey' (come on nobody calls it chokey and lags dont exist - and also 'snout' hasnt been used for 20+ years) i was lucky enough to spend the vast majority of my time in HMP liverpool - a Cat A jail (dangerous prisoners and normal ones) and is the biggest in europe.
you are locked in for 23 hours a day, 1x60 minute visit A MONTH!, no leccy in cells and no electical radios (battery only), no lighters for ciggies, and playstations/tvs etc arent allowed. and the weekly monies given to all prisoners was about 2£/week. not to mention the screws stealing from cons, beating them up and generally being just as dodgy as 1/2 the people in there!
this compared to others that allow DUVETS! (we had a sheet and no radiator), playstations, TVs, electricity, proper beds and upto 40£/week money!?!?
please make sure you know what you are commenting on before posting. i know SOME jails are less harsh but do not trivialise time spent in PROPER jails, i have seen things you wouldnt want to see, nor could cope with. it makes me so mad when celebrities in, say, the BB house refer to it as prison. - and dont even get me started on paris hilton! :)