Judge Orders FL Corrections Dept. to Offer Kosher Diet

Judge Orders FL Corrections Dept. to Offer Kosher Diet

Written by Don Byrd Via Religion Clause, a federal judge in Florida granted a preliminary injunction yesterday ordering the state’s Department of Corrections to provide kosher meals to all inmates who request one according to sincerely held religious beliefs. In...
Appeals Court: Prisoners Must Give Atheist Inmates a Fair Chance

Appeals Court: Prisoners Must Give Atheist Inmates a Fair Chance

Written by Don Byrd On Friday, the 7th Circuit ruled that prison officials must treat fairly atheist prisoner requests for religious study groups dedicated to atheism. Overturning the trial court’s dismissal of the inmate James Kaufmann’s case, the appeals...
Appeals Court Revives Inmate’s Kosher Meals Suit in Florida

Appeals Court Revives Inmate’s Kosher Meals Suit in Florida

Written by Don Byrd The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday overturned the dismissal of a Florida prisoner’s lawsuit demanding kosher meal options. Florida’s Department of Corrections announced a policy change that would allow for such meals, but the...