Inmate Sues Michigan Over Prison's No-Porn Policy
Calls lack of smut 'psychological warfare against prisoners'
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2011 3:59 AM CDT
Macomb Country Prison inmate Kyle Richards is suing the governor and Michigan state over his prison's no-porn policy.   (Police Department)

(Newser) – No porn in prison? That's against the Constitution—or so says one brazen bank robber in Michigan, who's suing the governor and the state over Macomb Country Jail's no-porn policy, calling it cruel and unusual punishment. In a five-page, handwritten lawsuit, the 21-year-old prisoner says not having smut creates a "poor standard of living" and "sexual and sensory deprivation." Such living conditions "have been used as a method of 'psychological warfare' against prisoners, in order to both destroy the morale of inmates and break the spirit of individuals," he wrote.

Officials for the Michigan Department of Corrections says they allow some pornography, but the Macomb prison bans it outright. Even the ACLU seems to be avoiding this one, saying that prisons have a lot of room to control porn access. You can get the full story at AP.

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Riffran
Jul 5, 2011 8:18 AM CDT
"Such living conditions "have been used as a method of 'psychological warfare' against prisoners, in order to both destroy the morale of inmates and break the spirit of individuals," he wrote."....geuss what cupcake?....YOUR'E IN F_ING PRISON....You want porn that bad, try not being a felon, and staying out of prison...he should get 10 more years just for being an annoying little prick
anchower
Jul 5, 2011 1:40 AM CDT
Prohibiting prisoners from looking at porn is fucking retarded. The more time they spend fapping, the less time they spend raping or getting raped.
PeterTheodoropoulos
Jul 4, 2011 6:43 PM CDT
This piece of crap is in prison getting fed better than millions of Americans he has cable t.v. laundry service medical care paid utilities gym facilities etc. These are things Many Americans can only wish for and he wants porn also. Well drop your draws perv and i'm sure your fellow inmates will fulfill all your fantasies moron.