Dungeons & Dragons Banned In Prison (Selling Your Ass For Cigarettes Still OK)

January 28, 2010


Sure the picture isn't actually D&D, but you work with what you're given, homey. Anyway, Kevin T. Singer (and boy does he sing in the shower, let me tell you), a 33 year-old serving a life sentence for first-degree intentional homicide, recently lost a federal lawsuit to allow him and other inmates to play Dungeons & Dragons in the slammer. Maybe you shouldn't have killed that person, Kev!

Prison officials enacted the ban in 2004 after an inmate sent an anonymous letter expressing concern about Singer and three other inmates forming a "gang" focused around playing the game.

Singer was told by prison officials that he could not keep the materials because Dungeons & Dragons "promotes fantasy role playing, competitive hostility, violence, addictive escape behaviors, and possible gambling," according to the ruling. The prison later developed a more comprehensive policy against all types of fantasy games, the court said.

The appeals court said the prison's policy was reasonable and did not violate Singer's rights.

Pfft, rights -- I don't even have any and I'm not even in the can. Well, technically, I actually am in the can. And you know what else I don't have in here? TP. Sorry, right hand, you know what you have to do.

Game over: Inmate Can't Play Dungeons & Dragons [youbentmywookie]

Thanks Eric, wes g and Camille, may all your rolls be 20's. Unless you're rolling for personal damage, in which case I wish you all 1's.

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