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Popular: ‘Narcos’ and ‘Narcos: Mexico’ are streaming on the Netflix platform

Popular: ‘Narcos’ and ‘Narcos: Mexico’ are streaming on the Netflix platform

Popular: ‘Narcos’ and ‘Narcos: Mexico’ are streaming on the Netflix platform

Irish prisoners are getting Netflix streamed into their jail cells to help them cope with the coronavirus crisis behind bars.

The inmates can now binge on movies and series for 12 hours a day because they are being kept in their cells for longer periods as part of Covid-19 measures introduced by the Irish Prison Service (IPS).

The Netflix service has been rolled out in prisons across the country and last week inmates in a Dublin jail were treated to a marathon session of popular shows 'Narcos' and 'Ozarks' from 10am to 10pm.