ABC News- Administrators let offenders at one of Iowa’s most dangerous prison units watch violent and sexually explicit movies and TV shows for years, despite repeated complaints from a female officer who said it encouraged inmates to sexually harass her. Murderers, sexual predators and other men housed at a unit for mentally ill inmates at the maximum-security state prison in Fort Madison were allowed to watch movies such as “Deranged,” a horror film that includes a scene in which a woman is beaten, raped, hung upside down and skinned. Kristine Sink, who started at the prison in 2003 after the factory where she had been working shut down, said the movies played multiple times a day for a week on a television in a common area where 45 inmates could watch. Some inmates would openly masturbate and make sexually harassing comments to her. Sink said that when prison officials finally acted on her complaints in September 2011 by largely barring movies with sexually explicit content, inmates blamed her and subjected her to a torrent of insults and threats to beat or even kill her. Sink’s attorney, Brooke Timmer, said the lawsuit is aimed at forcing changes to allow employees to file complaints without retaliation and be free from sexual harassment by inmates.
I could be wrong, but something tells me that the sexual harassment in this situation probably has less to do with sexually explicit movies and more with the fact that Kristine Sink decided to make her living walking around an all male maximum security prison with a pair of tits. Is it fair that she has to put up with harassment from prisoners all day? Probably not, but if you cover yourself in seal’s blood and jump into a shark tank I’m not going to have much sympathy when you file a harassment suit against a hammerhead for attacking you. As much as R-rated movies are a convenient scapegoat, something tells me that a group of mentally ill people who committed real rapes and murders are going are going to be assholes with or without access to movies featuring fake ones. And I’m pretty sure that guys of their ilk are going to be jerking off in the common area regardless of what kind of entertainment they have access to. There’s groups of people in the real world who masturbate to episodes of My Little Pony; I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that guys who can construct a shank out of the lid of a coffee cup and some toilet paper are going to have any trouble finding something to turn them on. I whipped this up in 10 minutes and it got me half chubbed after two or three rotations (WARNING: BIG BLACK DICK, NSFW):
Give me 25 to life, a magic marker and a the corners of phone book and who knows what I’ll be able to do.