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Published:November 17th, 2010 12:52 EST

Florida Prisoner Accusing Sheriff Of Torture By Repeatedly Playing Same Movies

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Florida jail inmate awaiting trial is accusing the sheriff of "torture" by repeatedly showing the same movies.

James Poulin, 45, who has been in the Brevard County Detention Center for four years awaiting trial on a driving under the influence-manslaughter charge, wrote a letter to Florida Today saying Sheriff Jack Parker has been making inmates watch the same handful of movies over and over during the past year.


`Parker gathered up a bunch of old (movies) he had laying around and played them over and over for the next year," Poulin wrote. "I have seen `Black Hawk Down,` `Pearl Harbor,` `Saving Private Ryan` and `Battle Front` hundreds of times each, sometimes two or three times a day.`" UPI

It`s not often that I sympathize with criminals, but I`m on the prisoner`s side on this case. I used to subscribe to HBO and Showtime, but I cancelled my subscription to these premium cable channels because they played the same damn movies over and over again.

Prisoners shouldn`t expect all the amenities found in a classy hotel, but this amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. The Sherriff should be punished by being forced to watch only chick flicks for an entire year.

Why is the Sheriff screening only war movies at his jail? Maybe if he showed films like Gandhi, Pauli wouldn`t be in such a grouchy mood.

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