The Government spent the colossal sum on premium satellite TV packages in prisons and immigration centres so that detainees could watch Premier League football and the latest movies in comfort.

Figures released to under Freedom of Information laws show that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) spent a needless £241,660 on Sky TV in just three years.

Reported by the Daily Express: You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.