State fighting inmate lawsuit over porn policy

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man convicted of murder says the state’s ban on pornography in prison is a violation of his constitutional rights.

Dwight Pink Jr., who is serving a 58-year sentence for his part in the 1998 slaying of a 35-year-old man in Old Saybrook, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

He says guards used the policy, which was put in place in 2011, to deny him an art book that depicts how to draw the human form.

Pink, who is acting as his own attorney, says the ban is a violation of his free speech rights, and serves no meaningful objective in prison.

The state, in its response filed Monday, says Pink has not been harmed by the ban and none of his rights were violated.

 

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