Prisoners, having nothing but time, play FarmVille on smuggled cell phones

If you’re ever in prison, there are plenty of ways to pass the time. You can exercise until you’re in the greatest shape of your sad life, or you can read lengthy novels or learn to write poetry. Or you can play FarmVille. That’s right – the time wasting and reportedly addictive game has found its way into prison cells. How is that possible? Unless you’re in a prison that exists only in the Office Space dream world, it would have to be through smuggled cell phones.

Consumerist reports:

Prisoners can score the devices from guards, relatives and convicts, costing between $300 and $1,000, and associates on the outside pay the monthly bills to keep the phones going. The Times reports prisoners use phones for everything from coordinating riots to playing FarmVille.

Everything from coordinating riots to playing FarmVille? We truly do live in the future.

The next time you log onto Facebook and check on your plants or whatever it is you do with your game, be careful whom you befriend and play with. Next thing you know, you’ll be getting requests for cakes with steel files baked right into them.

[Via: Consumerist]

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