The Anderson County Tennessee Sheriff's Department has been streaming its real-life jail cam live on the internet for six years.
This is a real life transmission of the Anderson County Sheriff's Department. Instances of violence or sexually inappropriate behavior by detainees during the booking process may occur. Viewer discretion is advised. This is a Jail, not a simulation. The persons in this transmission are either employees of the Anderson County Sheriff's Department or arrestees.
Now, the AP is reporting that the jail cam may go dark because of security concerns. Apparently, web viewers have been calling the Sheriff's Department to sexually harass female prison guards at work. Others have been using the webcam to facilitate the smuggling of contraband into the jail.
There's a part of me that says, "No fucking kidding! What kind of idiot installs a live webcam in a jail?"
Yet, there's another part of me that wants the jail-cam to continue because it's just such a weird and fascinating anomaly. Again, what kind of idiot installs a live webcam in a jail?