Jail FilmJail Film Festival

THE recession overseas hit everybody hard – the government had to bailout the car companies, a loaf of bread costs $2 million in Greece and we couldn’t decide who to elect into government.

It even hit the jail system. Before the financial crisis, they had millions to spend on waterboarding, truth injections and other fantastically evil methods of torture. Now they’ve gone soft.

James Poulin claims that the Brevard County Detention Centre played films such as Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbour, Saving Private Ryan and Battle Front over and over again in a version of Chinese water torture. It could be worse, you could be watching Mariah Carey star in Glitter on repeat.

The jail’s administrator (pictured) claims that showing these films has resulted in “fewer aggression issues.” That’s right, apparently showing war films to criminals soothes their temper.