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Inmates were allowed to see explicit films

IOWA CITY — 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 the movies.

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