In Brown v. Secretary, Department of Corrections, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19207 (MD FL, Feb. 25, 2011), a Florida federal district court rejected an inmate’s free exercise and equal protection challenges to the failure to provide services for Nation of Islam inmates separate from Muslim services.
In Paliotta v. Brooks, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19381 (D NV., Feb. 25, 2011), a Nevada federal district court adopted a magistrate’s recommendation (2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18943, Feb. 3, 2011) and dismissed on claim preclusion grounds an inmate’s complaint that those housed in administrative segregation do not have equal access to religious services and religious property.
In Robinson v. Delgado, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21218 (ND CA, Feb. 17, 2011), a California federal magistrate judge ordered the award of 0,791 in attorneys’ fees and ,482 in costs in a case in which an inmate who had become a member of the House of Yahweh Yadhaim obtained an injunction ordering prison authorities to permit him to participate in the prison’s Jewish kosher meal program– even though he is not Jewish. The kosher meals satisfied plaintiff’s religious dietary requirements.