Did I mention that inmates also have access to health care?
The Clayton County Correctional Institution asked the County Commission on Tuesday to order DIRECTV for the Lovejoy prison.
Warden Frank Taylor Smith said inmates have been grumbling since “Monday Night Football” moved from ABC to ESPN.
“The reason is ‘Monday Night Football’ is now on cable,” he said. “Although it might seem funny, when you have 90 percent of inmates watching something, it is a management tool for the institution.” [Source: 11/13/2007 AJC article “Clayton prison requests satellite TV for inmates”]
So let’s do a quick re-cap…
…prisoners get 3 meals a day, access to health care whenever they get sick, and now they want satellite t.v. so they won’t miss Monday Night Football. What’s next? Flat screen televisions? Wings, pizza, and beer for the Super Bowl party?
The warden of this prison does know that the inmates at his facility are prisoners…right?
According to the article, “the Clayton County Commission will vote on the DIRECTV proposal next week”. Can I just say that the fact that this proposal is actually being considered by the Clayton County Commission has me in stitches. I mean the idea of a bunch of prisoners sitting in front of a flat-screen, watching the game, and snacking on some wings is so absurd that it shouldn’t even be considered.
Seriously though, if this proposal is passed and the Clayton County Correctional Institution (aka, the Clayton County Jail…why are they trying to dress it up? Just call a spade a spade) becomes a subscriber to DirecTV, will the inmates be able to order Wrestlemania off of pay-per-view?