Monday, 12 May 2008

Daily Telegraph: Pagan convicts allowed magic wands in cells

Hundreds of Pagan worshippers locked up in British jails have been given the right to take twigs into their cells to use as magic wands.

The ruling, which also allows hoodless robes and rune stones, was made to ensure the 300 or so Pagans currently serving sentences have the same rights as other religions.

The permission to use the “religious artefacts” was agreed after consultation with the Pagan Federation which advised the prison service on what equipment its members needed. Read more
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Peter Kirk said...


It will be interesting to see how many of them use their wands to try to open their cell doors, windows etc, and what their success rate will be! Presumably the authorities don't see this as dangerous, any more than I do. But, I say, let them have their paraphernalia if that is the best way to ensure that the rights of Christian prisoners are also honoured.