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Chris Grayling on prisoners watching TV.

Chris Grayling recently replaced Ken Clarke as Justice Secretary in David Cameron's cabinet reshuffle. Photograph: Getty Images.

Prison is not meant to be a place that people enjoy being in. I don’t [want to] see prisoners in this country sitting in cells watching the Sunday afternoon match on Sky Sports.

New Justice Secretary Chris Grayling throws some red meat to the Daily Mail.

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