8 Jul 2010

Inmate claims refusing men's magazine breaches rights

4:07 pm on 8 July 2010

An inmate is claiming prison authorities are breaching human rights by refusing prisoners access to men's magazines and some music publications.

Additional details have been released about a High Court claim by Stephen Hudson, jailed this year for killing Palmerston North drug dealer Nicholas Pike in 2002.

He says the Corrections Department has breached his rights by removing from his cell a copy of Cosmopolitan magazine, and pictures of a cross and of a woman in her underwear.

The Attorney-General, on behalf of Corrections, says certain items were removed from Hudson's cell, but denies breaching his rights.

The case will be heard later this year.