Tuesday, July 11, 2006

No Cigarettes, No Porn, No Fun

First they banned cigarettes...

Now, they are taking away pornography. Pretty soon no one is going to want to go to prison.

Magazines such as Hustler, Playboy and everybody's favorite--Easy Rider are banned from the Indiana Department of Corrections effective July 1 for their depictions of nudity. An inmate is suing over the policy and claims magazines such as National Geographic could be banned.

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In other news, the Germans were given rave reviews for their organization of the World Cup. On the other hand, there is always at least one critic .

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The Sheriff of Marion County (Indianapolis) will receive a 50,000 dollar raise. He made 360,000 dollars last year. The head of the larger Indianapolis Police Department earns 89,000 dollars a year.

Here are some Sheriff salaries for comparable cities:
• Cook County, Ill. (Chicago): $160,000.
• Jefferson County, Ky. (Louisville): $96,000. The sheriff is also eligible for up to another $3,300 in training incentives a year.
• City of St. Louis: $90,000.
• Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati): $96,000.
• Franklin County, Ohio (Columbus): $99,000 ($11,000 of that comes from the state).

-- Source Indianapolis Star library research

11 Comments:

Blogger lemming said...

Speaking of limited fun, one of my students claims that in 33 states it is illegal to smoke at home if you are the parent of a small child. Oh grat legal voice, can you prove or disprove?

July 12, 2006  
Blogger indygirl said...

I want to be the sheriff!

July 12, 2006  
Blogger Jim said...

Pretty soon, they won't be able to have a Bible either.

July 12, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

I don't believe so. I'll have to check into it later. In the meantime, this site has a collection of case law in regard to smoking issues (although it's largely Ohio law). The child custody cases are interesting. I highly doubt your student's claim though (at least not yet).

Indy, I think I want to run too.

That's funny, Jim. Smokes, porn and the bible will all be contraband.

July 12, 2006  
Blogger lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

gasp ! i was gonna post something on pornography...

bah.

July 12, 2006  
Blogger indymtgpro77 said...

I shot the Sherriff.

July 12, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Lastlife, please feel free. I am not in prison :)

July 12, 2006  
Blogger Vengelyne said...

p0rn? What's that?

July 12, 2006  
Blogger John Good said...

This is just another case of the man keeping us down! Umm. .I guess that's the point. Never mind.

July 12, 2006  
Blogger cinnamon said...

they will never take my porn!

July 13, 2006  
Blogger Nölff said...

I destroyed Chicago.

Will they allow you to get pr0n on the inernets?

July 13, 2006  

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