Inmates made good on their promise from earlier this month (when Rikers instituted a new, earlier bedtime) and rioted Monday night in response to the prison's interference with the most sacred of bonds: the one we share with television. "They went nuts because they are being locked up at 9 p.m. and missing all of their favorite TV shows," a Department of Corrections source told the New York Post.
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Inmates had been allowed to stay up until 11 p.m. and usually huddled around flat-screen TVs in the common area to watch shows such as "Criminal Minds" and sexy Spanish telenovelas, jail sources said.
But the Department of Corrections cut a chunk of inmates' favorite tube time because the most violent outbursts erupt between 9 and 11 p.m., jail sources said.
"Some of them have been there a long time and the new rule is confusing to them," a Rikers source told the Post. "They don't have enough to do anyway and now brass is taking away nightly TV privileges."
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