10 Surprising Things That Prisoners Can Have In Jail



Birds

While rules now ban prisoners from buying new birds, many prisons in the United Kingdom would allow long-term inmates to keep a bird as a pet in their cell. This also meant that prisoners were also allowed birdcages. Despite the new rules banning the keeping of any pets, anyone in jail who has a bird is allowed to keep it until it dies.

Typewriters

A typewriter might seem like a strange thing for a prisoner to want but they are legally allowed access to one of the machines and can keep them in their cell. This is so that they can write letters to their lawyers and create their own legal documents in case they want to appeal their sentences or complain about their treatment.