Michigan Inmate Sues Because He's Denied Porn

A 21-year-old Michigan inmate has filed a lawsuit that contends he’s been stripped of civil rights because he isn’t allowed to look at porn, claiming his lack of access to the material gives him a “poor standard of living” and “sexual and sensory deprivation.”

The AP reports the man, who was charged with bank robbery, hand-wrote his lawsuit while locked away in the Macomb County Jail. The story says that according to a Michigan Department of Corrections comment to the Detroit News, prisons in the state allow pornography but the county jail does not.

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Mich. jail inmate files lawsuit, says being denied pornography is cruel and unusual punishment [AP via Chicago Tribune]