UKIP Home Affairs Spokeswoman, Jane Collins MEP has blasted a Ministry of Justice edict that will see Amazon parcels delivered to prison cell doors, branding the move, "utterly ridiculous."
Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire MEP, Ms Collins continued, "Why should prisoners - some locked up for the worst possible offences against society - be allowed to use the internet to order books, clothes, games and DVDs in the first place?"
"This situation is utterly ridiculous and will outrage many hard-working and law-abiding people.
"Today it's Amazon parcels delivered to cell doors, soon it will be beds turned down and mints on the pillow!
"Besides the fact that prison is supposed to be about punishment, just think of the effect this will have on already overstretched prison officers who struggling to cope.
"It's outrageous, especially when we already have a crisis in Prison service recruitment and retention. It must be stopped!"
"Prison should be about reforming and atoning, not online shopping and lounging about playing games."
"It is time to get tough, properly fund our prison service and get prison working. What is needed in our prisons is education and work programmes that aim to make prisoners ready for a productive role in society."