- The detainees watched the presidential debates
- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton differ on Gitmo's fate
Detainees at Guantanamo Bay have television access, with some watching the past presidential debates. Now some off them might tune into Tuesday's election night coverage.
There are 60 detainees left at the facility and those in good standing have access to over 200 TV channels in various languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Farsi and Russian, according to Lt. Col. John Parks, a military spokesman for Guantanamo Bay.
"They have access to the television 24 hours a day," he told CNN. "Even when on lockdown for maintenance, the televisions are on."
He added, "The detainees keep up to date on US politics and several of the detainees did watch portions of the presidential debates."
Parks also noted at least one detainee's favorite program is the US television series "Desperate Housewives."
The detainees could well be interested in the outcome of the election. Hillary Clinton has long supported closing the facility, while Donald Trump has talked about his interest in holding trials of US citizens there, which the law doesn't currently permit.