Murderer sues state prison for right to watch adult movies (video)By Mason White 5:40 PM October 23, 2014
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A convicted murderer, who was sentenced to more than 50 years in prison, filed a lawsuit against the State of Connecticut, for the right to watch adult movies.
44-year-old Dwight Pink Jr. said that guards have also denied him access to art books, which include nude models.
Pink said that the ban is a violation of his right to free speech and does not serve any meaningful purpose.
The State submitted its response on Monday, saying that Pink was not harmed by the ban and none of his rights were violated.
The prison prohibits any material that contains pictorial depictions of sexual activity or nudity.
A prison spokesperson said that the ban was intended to improve the work environment for prison employees, especially female employees, which could inadvertently be exposed to pornography.
Pink is serving a 56 year prison sentence after being convicted of killing 35-year-old Scott Rufin. Rufin was shot five times in the head and was stabbed with a knife in the heart.