Gitmo Inmates Big Fans of ... Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?

Librarian says the prisoners have tired of Harry Potter
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2012 7:01 PM CDT
Updated Aug 12, 2012 5:12 PM CDT
Will Smith's 'Fresh Prince' is popular at Gitmo.   (The Associated Press)

(Newser) – The Miami Herald unearths this bizarre tidbit about life at Guantanamo Bay prison: The inmates have suddenly become big fans of the 1990s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It's not clear why reruns of the Will Smith show have caught on as a way to pass the time, but the prison librarian says it's no lie. "I just ordered all six seasons." And the last big obsession? Harry Potter books, of course. But "they’re over that," adds the librarian. "It’s been more than a year." Click for the full story, which explains the rec privileges of the prisoners in more detail.

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