This in the Herald on Sunday today,
JAIL BLOG CURBED
FOR NEARLY six weeks, inmate Tim Selwyn has waxed lyrical about daily life in prison. The current affairs newsblog www.tumeke.blogspot.com has featured his musings from behind bars about prison yard violence, his attitude towards the judiciary – and even claims that “bent cops” have been stealing cannabis from prisoners.
Now, after initially sanctioning the prison blog, Corrections has decided it is time to rein Selwyn in. Last week the department wrote to Selwyn – in jail on sedition and fraud charges – advising him that his blog could pose a threat to prison security and that in future all outgoing letters would be read by prison staff.
Any letter that posed a threat to prison security would be withheld by the prison.
Website owner Martyn ‘Bomber’ Bradbury was disappointed with the decision.
“I think it is a bit ridiculous. They obviously are scared of Tim showing the country what life is really like in there,” he said.