Killer's anger over lack of prison porn

A SUFFOLK prisoner who murdered his mum wants women guards banned in male jails as their presence prevents him looking at pornography.

Colin Adwent

A SUFFOLK prisoner who murdered his mum wants women guards banned in male jails as their presence prevents him looking at pornography.

Craig Topping, who is currently at HMP Blundeston, near Lowestoft, said being a “red-blooded man” he does not appreciate being unable to access explicit sexual dvds or magazines in his cell.

Writing to Inside Time, an online publication for prisoners, the 34-year-old said he objects to female staff in men's jails, even though two of his sisters are officers in male prisons.

However, Topping believes women put themselves, their colleagues and the security of prisoners at risk because they may be too young or smaller than their male counterparts, making them unsuitable for the job.

He added further fuel to his case against women warders by describing some inmates as often highly sexed and virile young male prisoners.

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Topping also wrote: “Finally, although this may seem selfish, like any other red-blooded male I do not appreciate being unable to access pornographic material of a more explicit type.

“I am an adult male in an adult only prison, yet I am not allowed access to certain magazines and DVDs because 'it may upset female staff'.

“Well I am sorry, but any woman working in a male prison where toilets are often next to the door surely knows what to expect and should be able to 'turn a blind eye'.

“I have no problem with not having explicit images on my walls, but surely there is no reason why I cannot safely deposit pornographic materials and films away in my locker until after lock-up?

“We are no longer even allowed access to 18+ computer games because they may warp our tiny prisoner minds.

“I wonder how long it will be until we can no longer be trusted to watch TV after the 9pm watershed should we immediately become rampaging animals.

“Put simply, why does the government insist on putting security at risk?

“Is it not about time that common sense, all too rare in our prison system, came to the fore through the removal of women from male prisons - and males from female prisons?

“Remove these females please - it isn't clever, it isn't harmless, and it can definitely lead to big trouble in little cells.”

- Topping killed his 61-year-old mother Margaret Halliwell by pushing her down the stairs of their home in Ince, Lancashire, in 2002 and is currently serving at least 12 years imprisonment.