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Message:Dear Governor Synder, I was greatly encouraged by a recent Detroit Free Press article which highlighted the ban on pornography in Macomb County Jail, as well as other county jails. I am writing to urge you to establish the same policy within the Michigan Department of Corrections and ban all forms of pornography from Michigan prison facilities. While it is a step in the right direction for the Department of Corrections to ban video porn, all forms of pornography have a destructive impact– including the printed pornographic materials currently allowed for prisoner use. Pornography has contributed to immense damage and harm to countless innocent victims. Perpetrators of sexual abuse, rape, sex trafficking, child molestation are often linked to the use of obscenity and pornography. With indisputable documentation of the escalating use of pornography by sexual predators, it is only commonsense to keep all such material out of the hands of prisoners. Thank you for the steps you have taken, however I urge you to ban all pornography from Michigan prison facilities and in so doing aid in the protection of the citizens you have pledged to safeguard.

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