FIND OUT ONLY IN YOUR ON SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY I NEED A STIFFER SENTENCE! Lag sues for access to porn in his cell
A PRISONER is demanding access to hardcore porn DVDs, saying watching X-rated movies is ‘good for his health’.
The lag said prisoners at HMP Gartree in Leicestershire – an 870-capacity category B prison for lifers – were paying huge sums for pirated porn DVDs to ‘get their fix’.
In 2002, infamous murderer Dennis Nilsen – jailed for life in 1983 for killing six young men – tried to use the Human Rights Act to get access to hardcore porn, but was denied.
Lags are allowed soft porn magazines, but any hardcore sex mags or DVDs are outlawed.
Writing in lags’ mag Inside Time this month the con, who did not reveal his name, said there was a huge black market in the DVDs, which were needed to satisfy ‘biological needs’.
He said: “Since the advent of the internet, the law regarding ‘hardcore’ pornography (Obscene Publications Act) has become de facto obsolete.
“As this material is now legally available in the UK from a variety of sources I believe that prisoners should be allowed to purchase it like any other UK citizen.”
He said porn was important to lags’ health, adding: “This material poses no threat to order and discipline. One could argue it reduces testosteronedriven male aggression and provides an outlet for natural biological needs.
“The suppression of these biological functions can have a deleterious effect on health.”