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ACLU wants porn to be allowed for South Carolina inmates

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing for porn at a detention center in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.

The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing for porn at a detention center in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. (KABC Photo)

The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing for porn at a detention center in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.

The move came after reports surfaced that the facility only allowed inmates to read the Bible. But prison officials said that isn't true and inmates have a wide variety of reading material at their disposal.

The ACLU said it wants prisoners to be able to read and view pornography. Lawyers for the jail said that just won't happen.

"If they don't like the wording in some of our policies, we'll be happy to try and create better wording for them. But, there are certain issues that we're just not going to be able to bend on," said Sandra J. Senn, an attorney for the Hill-Finklea Detention Center in Berkeley County.

Officials believe porn will lead to more assaults and create a hostile environment.

A preliminary hearing on the matter is set to take place next month.

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