FIND OUT ONLY IN YOUR ON SALE FRI­DAY AND SATUR­DAY I NEED A STIFFER SEN­TENCE! Lag sues for ac­cess to porn in his cell

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By STIAN ALEXAN­DER

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.”

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