A 33-year old Wisconsin man serving a life sentence for first degree intentional homicide lost his federal lawsuit to allow him to continue playing Dungeons & Dragons behind bars. Apparently, he believed it infringed on his right of free speech, unlike the sledgehammer he'd used to bludgeon his sister's boyfriend to death with prior to landing in prison.
Kudos to the appeals court that declared, while donning its powerful Cloak of Duhhhhhh, that
"After all, punishment is a fundamental aspect of imprisonment, and prisons may choose to punish inmates by preventing them from participating in some of their favorite recreations."On the other hand, if it keeps Ragnar of the Sibling Sledgehammer and his buddies from killing other inmates with their +3 Toothbrushes of Stabbing, it might not be such a bad thing.