The Prison Service in England and Wales is banning 18-rated games from September 30.

Currently, prisoners demonstrating good behaviour and those at risk of suicide are allowed access to games.

However under new rules, not only will 18-rated games be banned, but prisoners will have to buy their own consoles and games - previously bought by the prisons.

Yes, you read correctly. Last year the government spent over £10,000 on games hardware and software for people behind bars. Ain't that justice for you?

"For those prisoners permitted to use games consoles in cell, the cost of purchasing consoles and games will rest solely upon the prisoner and will not be met by the taxpayer", said a spokesperson for the Prison Service.

About time too.