Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

10/21/2014 09:53 AM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. 
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Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban
10/20/2014 05:26 PM EDT - HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story

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Super drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar
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Man accused of stealing restaurant's plumbing
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Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
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