Skip to comments.ACLU sues South Carolina jail over literature ban, prison's lawyers say ACLU wants to allow porn
Posted on 06/01/2011 10:39:49 AM PDT by RC one
The American Civil Liberties Union wants prisoners at a South Carolina jail to have access to pornography, lawyers defending a religious freedom lawsuit claim.
A suit was initially filed against the Berkeley County Jail in Moncks Corner last month for allegedly barring inmates from receiving any reading materials besides the Bible from outside the prison, which lawyers representing the prison deny.
The attorneys said prison inmates are simply not allowed to read materials bound together by tape, staples, paper clips or clasps. They also aren't allowed material that could "encourage deviant sexual behavior."
"If they don't like the wording in some of our policy, we'll be happy to try and create better wording. But, there are certain issues that we're just not going to be able to bend on," Sandra J. Senn, co-counsel for the jail told a local ABC News affiliate.
"It's going to create all kinds of problems because you're going to have an issue with masturbation at that point," added Robin L. Jackson, the other co-counsel on relaxing the rules. "Then, you run the risk of not just sexual assault, but physical assault because men don't want to see other men doing those types of activities."
The ACLU vehemently dismissed the lawyers' claims.
IOW: ACLU sues for more prison rape.