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Jailbirds' sex plea

Prisoners in Poland are threatening to sue for human rights abuses unless their
jail governor agrees to let them have sex.

The convicts at the prison in Nyssa have said they will take their case to the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights if they are not allowed to have sex during visits from loved ones. A spokesman for the prison has dismissed the request as "absurd."

He said: "The pleasure of the inmates would be paid for by taxpayers and
that's not okay. The cost of condoms, changing bed linen and so on - it's simply
an absurd idea.

"The prisoners aren't here on vacation, they are here to be punished. They will have to deal with the imposition of some inconveniences."

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