LINCOLN, Nebraska — A Nebraska inmate has appealed a judge's ruling against him over return of his drawings that depict nudity and sex acts.
Christopher Payne filed a lawsuit in April against the state Department of Correctional Services. He says Tecumseh prison officials violated his constitutional rights by taking 11 pencil drawings from his cell between October and January. Payne is serving a 40- to 50-year sentence for raping two boys
The department policy on hobbies bans artwork depicting nudity, sex acts, violence, bondage, sadomasochism, bestiality and acts of degradation.
The Lincoln Journal Star says (http://bit.ly/184OBnY) Judge Karen Flowers ruled in October that Payne's rights were not violated.
The Nebraska Court of Appeals earlier this month notified both parties that it would consider the case.
Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com