I wouldn’t ever want to be a jail warden, and odds are I never will be. But if I were (cue all of my friends laughing hysterically), I’d probably be like Clayton County Correctional Institution warden Frank Taylor. He’s asking the Clayton County Commission for a little extra dough to spend on a “management tool.” He wants to get satellite TV in order to keep his inmates occupied by watching Monday Night Football.
Warden Frank Taylor is asking the Clayton County Commission to let him sign up for direct-broadcast satellite service for less than $100 a month. It would be funded with money collected at the prison's commissary and pay phones, which last year amounted to $41,000.See, that’s hardly anything! Things used to be simpler. Fewer people went to jail. Cable didn’t exist. And MNF was on free TV.
"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."Now the friends of the correctional system might argue that its purpose is the rehabilitate, and provide the means for their prisoners to leave jail at some point as a functioning member of society. And I say, exactly! It’s MNF! Truthfully, the critics might have a point. But for the cost-efficiency of Taylor’s endeavor? Do it.