John on June 19, 2006 at 4:25 pm
This sounds like the work of the Swedish ACLU:
Swedish legal news service Pointlex said the court would take up the case of a prisoner being held at HÃ¤rnosand prison on an eight year sentence for crimes including rape. He had his right to use pornographic magazines upheld by the Administrative Court of Appeal in the spring.
The Prison Service had wanted to ban the man from receiving adult material, including men’s magazines, which it said could have negative effects on his therapy and pose a threat to prison security.
The man appealed the decision to the lower Administrative Court, which found in his favour, ruling that freedom of expression laws overrided security considerations.
It said that men’s magazines were defined as having articles which were sexually stimulating for men, mixed with articles on subjects including technology and violence. A ban on this would therefore be arbitrary, the court decided.
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