DrNoid wrote:Other benefits of having a laundry contractor: No prisoners around dangerous equipment and chemicals. That's probably reason nr1 why real prisons contract it out. I can totally see inmates putting other inmates in the laundry machines as a way of murder.
I had actually considered this, but I think that this would depend heavily on implementation. Several people have suggested that laundry contractors should be a source of contraband. Right now, the only thing that makes laundries dangerous is contraband. Thus the "dangerous equipment and chemicals" are an issue either way.
Of course, as I said, this is highly dependent upon the specific implementation, should such a feature be implemented.