Swedish Court: Let Them Have Porn

Prisons can't keep rapists from their reading, judges say
By Greg Atwan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2007 11:21 AM CDT
Swedish Court: Let Them Have Porn
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(Newser) – Sex offenders in Sweden can now have porn in their cells, after a ruling by Stockholm's highest administrative court. The judges told a prison in the northern part of the country that a rapist's rehabilitation was not a good enough reason to screen his reading material any more than that of other inmates. But some critics are calling the ruling downright dirty.

A prison psychologist says giving the Scandanavian scoundrels access to smut will increase the risk of assault for other inmates. But prisoners will have to resign themselves to 2 dimensions: Prison computers have a porn blocker, and TVs are still as nudity-free as Swedish TV gets. (Read more pornography stories.)

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