McNair said he threatened the cable company that all cable service would be terminated at the jail, and that's when engineers were sent to fix the problem.

"Handled it right then," McNair said.

The judge who said he was "furious," said it raises even more of a concern because several suspects in a highly publicized gang-rape of a young girl in Cleveland are now locked up in that jail. 

"People in that Cleveland rape and we're letting them watch porn?" he said.

Warden New insisted rape suspects were not mixed in with the general jail population that had access to the porn. New also said any other violent offenders were likely locked away from the other inmates in their own cells and also unable to see the nightly porn shows.

"The problem is fixed, the problem is resolved," Sheriff's Captain Evans said. "The cable company is working with us and they've resolved the problem. Any future problems that we may experience, they have certainly guaranteed us that there will be a much more immediate response."

The private company that runs the Liberty County Jail, Community Education Centers (CEC) provided a statement through its spokesman, Christopher Greeder in New Jersey, saying, "The cable provider corrected its programming error after repeated requests from the warden."

Jail leaders said inmate trust fund money paid the monthly cable bill for the jail, rather than tax dollars. Jail leaders told the county judge that the cable TV and a sports channel were needed to keep inmates calm and occupied.

Assistant Director Shannon Herklotz with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards said no action would be taken against the Liberty County Jail because it did not violate any state regulations, but of the porn he said, "Nothing good can come of it."

Along with added violence, Herklotz said pornography could result in the county being exposed to legal liability if something does happen.

"It's mind boggling that would happen," he said.