A few weeks ago we were allowed to vote for 4 of our channels. We get, as mandatory, BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, Channel 4and 5. We could choose a news channel (from BBC or SKY) and 3 others. Previously, we had BBC News 24, ITV 2 and 4, and Film 4.
The results came in… ITV 4, Film 4, Movie Mix, and Sky News. All I heard for about 3 weeks was moan, moan, and moan. There’s no pleasing some folk.
I did do a FOI request to find out what TV channels other high security prisons get but I can’t lay my hands on it right now; having a sort out. I recall that there was no continuity in terms of number and selection of channels.
This week we unexpectedly got a bonus – E4 was added; although, I think it was a sweetener as the wages are about to changed and some guys will be getting paid less; the lazy ones.
Be happy, be safe.
Graham Coutts, 22nd January 2017