Jewish Inmates Sue Arizona Prisons Over Kosher Meal Change


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January 19, 2021
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“RLUIPA provides for protection of religious liberty in prison and requires prisons to accommodate prisoners, where there would be a substantial burden on their religious beliefs,”

In an August interview with KJZZ after the meal change was implemented, Sonne said the common fare meal was an appealing option to prisons because “it’s a least common denominator in satisfying the dietary needs of many religious traditions.”

“That said, the devil is in the details,” Sonne said, “both as to its compliance with inmate beliefs and in its quality.”

“Moreover, although such a menu might have adequate calories, it might consist only of bland, unpalatable, or oft-repeated ingredients,”

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