A murderer’s lawsuit against UK prison officials alleges that they failed to stop his victim’s son from sending him “abusive” greeting cards.
Karl Henderson, 40, is suing the country’s Prison Service, alleging he received multiple “abusive” greeting cards from the son of Mark Sayer, 22.
Henderson is serving a life sentence for gunning down Sayer in 1996.
The lawsuit accuses officials of promising to stop the flow of cards but allowing six more to arrive after making the assurances.
Henderson, who is serving his life sentence in the Long Lartin maximum security jail in South Littleton, England, alleges the Prison Service violated the Human Rights Act by subjecting him to “inhumane treatment.”
He is seeking $79,140 in damages.
A Prison Service representative said the agency will take the matter to court.
“We will fight this claim in court and have not paid him compensation for his claim,” the representative said.