Inmates in Iowa have launched a lawsuit claiming the states ban on pornographic material is a violation of federal law. A total of 56 inmates have thus far joined the lawsuit.

"Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Dozens of prisoners locked up in Iowa jails are challenging a state law that bans the viewing of pornography, saying the restriction is unconstitutional.

Fifty-eight inmates at the correctional facility in Fort Dodge, Iowa, have registered the complaint in a federal lawsuit. The 26-page complaint argues recent state regulations banning pornography and pornographic reading rooms in state prisons violates federal law.

The new Iowa law, which took effect Nov. 14, includes a ban on Playboy magazine, which has long been allowed in the state's prisons. It also prohibits inmates possessing nude photographs in their jail cells."