Lawsuit Filed Over Lack Of Porn Available In Jail

LANSING (WWJ) – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and the state of Michigan are the target of a lawsuit filed by a Macomb County inmate.

Twenty-one-year-old Kyle Richards claims cruel and unusual punishment because the Macomb County Jail does not allow inmates to possess pornographic materials.

In a handwritten lawsuit, Richards claims his civil rights are being violated. He says denying his request for erotic material subjects him to a “poor standard of living” and “sexual and sensory deprivation.”

The Michigan Department of Corrections says that prisons allow some pornographic material, though it’s banned at the jail. The American Civil Liberties Union says prisons have a lot of leeway.

Richards was charged with bank robbery after police followed a trail of snowy footprints and dropped money to his apartment from a bank robbery scene in January in Fraser.

There’s been no comment on the lawsuit from the governor’s office.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Comments

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  1. sgl says:

    How about the reduction of the standard of living that the rest of us suffer as a result of bank robbery and housing of the perpetrator? You imagined that you could rob a bank and get away with it so use that same imagination to feed your libido.

  2. LMK says:

    The guy’s in jail for committing a crime. His civil rights are gone as far as I’m concerned. It’s called punishment and frankley porn “isn’t” a determental part of life. Quit wasting the tax payers money with these frivilous lawsuits. I can’t believe this…what a joke.

  3. Mike says:

    This guy is sick and should visit the psych ward before trial then put in back in jail

  4. Bill says:

    When do we get to sue these idiots who use our tax dollars to sue us? Any judge with a half an ounce of common sense would throw this case out before it goes any further.

  5. Tracy Morse says:

    How about giving all of the salt peter and they wont need porn.

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