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    How about this for extreme lunacy

    Just saw this on the news:

    This is just about as asinine as it gets in the court system.

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Convicted sex offenders in Sweden are free to read pornography in their cells in the wake of a court ruling that has angered the prison service.

    The Supreme Administrative Court in Stockholm last week ruled that the Swedish Prison and Probation Service has no right to deny a rape convict access to his porn magazines.

    Prison officials had argued that reading porn would interfere with the man's rehabilitation program.

    They also argued the magazines posed a security problem for staff and other inmates because they could increase the risk of the man relapsing into criminal behaviour.

    But the court, whose ruling cannot be appealed, said the prison service failed to prove that the magazines could "jeopardize the security of the institution."

    Prison officials said they had asked the government to change the law so that they could continue to ban porn magazines.

    "It increases the risk of assault for other inmates and it is provocative for personnel," Elisabeth Kwarnmark, a prison service psychologist, said of the ruling.

    Kwarnmark said that other pornographic material, such as adult movies, TV channels and websites, continue to be banned in Swedish prisons. Child and violent pornography are also banned.

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    At least they have guaranteed health care!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDCentStOhio
    At least they have guaranteed health care!
    That is part of the health care.


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