Prisoner Hacked Into Jail TV System To Watch Porn

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One prisoner was so determined to watch porn that he took unusual and extreme steps to make sure it happened.

The unnamed inmate from Halden, a prison in Norway, managed to hack the TV system, and send private messages to other criminals, along with being able to watch pornographic videos.

According to prison officer Jan StrØmnes, after several unexplained errors on TV sets, not to mention a rather unusual, and suspicious spikes in online data traffic, officers decided to investigate.

They obviously found that the inmate had hacked the system, and took steps to change the TV system and avoid a repeat of the incident.

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StrØmnes claimed:

We reacted when we noticed unusually high data traffic and that inmates were having more than normal trouble with their TVs. In addition, we found a handwritten note with a log-in on an inmate during a search.

We have gone through the TV system with these security concerns in mind and built it up again. Today, inmates only have regular TV.

Prisoner Hacked Into Jail TV System To Watch Porn UNILAD halden38Telegraph

Norway see prison as a way to reform and rehabilitate, and not punish prisoners, and to that end, allow them to have TVs and en-suites in their jail cells. Not to mention mini-fridges, which is something many people disagree with.

Halden prison in particular has been called one of the most luxurious and humane prisons in the world, and has even been the feature of a documentary.


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