Court says Williamson County sex offender doesn’t deserve prison pay

Wynne Unit - Creative Commons

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court says the civil rights of a 37-year-old convicted sex offender aren’t violated because he gets no pay for cultivating fields at a Texas prison.

Inmate Kyle Farrar filed a federal civil rights lawsuit arguing it’s wrong he’s not getting paid and inhumane for a corrections officer to dictate the pace of his four-prisoner digging squad and how high and hard they must swing hoes they use in a practice called “four stepping.”

Farrar is serving 24 years in the Wynne Unit for aggravated sexual assault in Williamson County.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, affirming a lower court’s dismissal, ruled Friday Farrar has no constitutional right to compensation and says his lawsuit fails to show how the hoe work is beyond his strength and a danger to his life. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s