Link "Next-gen consoles have been banned from UK jails following concerns they could be used to coordinate terror attacks The Sun reports that games consoles that can be used by inmates to send and receive radio signals have been deemed too much of a threat to the peace. Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's DS consoles have reportedly been banned from jails as a result. As reported previously, UK home secretary John Reid said in March, "Advice was issued to all prisons in December 2005 that the Sony PlayStation 3 was barred from the prison estate because of the equipment's ability to send and receive radio signals." The banning of games consoles in UK prisons has now seemingly been extended to Microsoft and Nintendo systems. Advertisement: A source told the UK tabloid, "The technology in the new generation of computer games makes them a security risk. "There is concern that top terror suspects have been using systems already in jails. Radio software is an integral part of the equipment." A secret security report obtained by the paper suggests that fears extend beyond the communication capabilities offered by next-gen consoles, with the banning of all games consoles in prisons still a possibility." Should they even have bloody consoles in the first place?