A US jail inmate said he is being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because he can not have pornography.
An inmate in a Michigan Jail has said he is being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because he is not allowed to have pornography.
In a handwritten lawsuit (I would wear rubber gloves when reading it), 21-year-old Kyle Richards made the claim that his civil rights are being violated at the Macomb County Jail.
In his lawsuit, Richards claims that by denying his request for erotic material he is being subjected to a “poor standard of living” and “sexual and sensory deprivation”.
The Michigan Department of Corrections told Detroit News that the prisons allow some pornographic material, though it is banned at the jail facility. The American Civil Liberties Union said that prisons have a lot of leeway in the censorship and whether or not pornographic materials are allowed or not in jails and prison.
Richards is in jail after being charged with bank robbery after the police followed a trail of snowy footprints and dropped money to his apartment, traced all the way from the scene of a bank robbery in Fraser, which is north of Detroit.
Richards pleaded guilty to bank robbery and his sentencing will be on August 2nd.
There’s been no comment on the lawsuit from the governor’s office.