Tunelling underneath the firewall

One of the crueller punishments of the 21st century is to deny a person internet access, but prison wardens in New Zealand don’t seem nearly committed enough.

Twenty prisons in New Zealand are to receive computer training suites to help rehabilitate prisoners. About 200 computers, all refurbished second-hand machines, will be installed by the end of June and the Corrections Department is looking at options to roll out extra machines next year, reports the website stuff.co.nz.

Wardens were initially unhappy with the licensing agreements on software, so the prison’s in-house consulting division on D-Wing was on hand to negotiate with the local account exec. Who hasn’t been seen since Tuesday.

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A Very productive idea.

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