MO Corrections Sells Karaoke

The prison system in Missouri is in the business of selling karaoke discs. ..

Among the 20 new discs: “Guitar Legends,” “Women of Rock” and “Country Hits of the Years.” The state agency that locks up prisoners says there is a logical explanation. The karaoke discs – each featuring dozens of songs – came complimentary when the Jefferson City Correctional Center purchased a new karaoke machine for use in its religious ceremonies. Now the Department of Corrections is looking to ditch the DVDs by packaging them with a variety of audio and video equipment being sold in an online auction that closes this evening. It’s the latest example of how Missouri is increasingly turning to the Internet to sell items that once would have been stockpiled in a warehouse until they could eventually be sold at a traditional, onsite auction.