Jailbird Blues? Michigan Jail Denies Inmates Their Porn

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A Michigan inmate calls a recent pornography ban a "sexual and sensory deprivation."

How do you make a criminal really suffer? A 21-year-old inmate in Michigan has filed a lawsuit against the governor for violating his civil rights in the most inhumane way possible: no porn. Kyle Richards is locked up at Macomb County Jail, where all pornography is in violation of the rules. What cruel and unusual punishment! Now he is suing over "poor standards of living" and "sexual and sensory deprivation," according to his court filing. "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 says. Richards also wants personal televisions, video game consoles and radios, to be allowed, which suggests to me that someone needs to explain the definition of "punishment" to this guy. Lucky for him, Playboy and Penthouse magazines are allowed in Michigan prisons, according to a corrections spokesman. Considering he plead guilty to a burglary in January and should be sentenced in August, this guy should just be a little more patient. Good luck with getting that Xbox console, though.

Written by Jessica Wakeman for The Frisky

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