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Prisoners Win Right to Magic Wands

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago

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Pagan prisoners in England have won the right to keep twigs in their cells to use as wands. The new policy regarding pagans was announced by Justice Reform Minister Maria Eagle who said, "Prison service policy is to enable prisoners of different faith traditions, including paganism, to practice their religion. Religious artifacts are allowed for relevant faiths within the constraints of good order and discipline. The religious artifacts for pagan prisoners include a flexible twig for a wand." Now that wands have been allowed, it can only be a matter of time before inmates have access to rods, staves and miscellaneous magic items.

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It's witchcraft! (1)

waldeneast (1288800) | more than 5 years ago | (#23394526)

Conservative parents proclaim: "See? I told you reading Harry Potter would turn our children into wand-wielding pagan criminals!"

Quick someone (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23395676)

Quick someone, find the quote from Reno 911 of the Demonic God of Conquest

But if they have their wands? (1)

stoofa (524247) | more than 5 years ago | (#23400238)

What's to stop them saying "Barrus Disappearicus" ?

Re:But if they have their wands? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23430104)

Nobody - Nothing, Unio Mystica

How about beer for Pastafarians? (1)

anthrax (23655) | more than 5 years ago | (#23402138)

Will Pastafarians get beer for their Friday night religious observances?

Awesome! (1)

Coraon (1080675) | more than 5 years ago | (#23434072)

Honestly this has been a long time coming. The truth is people are allowed to have bibles, or other holy books, followers of Islam are allowed there prayer mats, I don't see why we shouldn't be allowed wands. I mean yes it in theory could be used as a weapon, but honestly history has shown us that if a prisoner is determined to hurt an inmate they can find a way.
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