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Why are prisoners allowed to watch sexually explicit and violent movies/TV show? Why are thy allowed to watch movies and TV to begin with?

I actually know the answer to this one, and you're not going to like it. The answer has to do with government workers. Television is the best baby-sitter around. It is much easier to guard people who are basically content to watch TV than to guard people who are forced to do something, like read a book, which they don't want to do in the first place.

I can't say I blame the prison officials for making this choice. Guards' lives are hell to begin with, and why should they be responsible for more than just maintaining peace?
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