Prisoner free exercise cases – December 10, 2018

Howard Friedman, Religion Clause

In Roberts v. Perry, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204091 (WD NC, Dec. 3, 2018), a North Carolina federal district court allowed an inmate to proceed on his claims that he was denied access to the courts as to his White Supremacist security risk group designation and confiscation of his religious publications without due process.

In Richardson v. Gleason, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 205417 (ND NY, Dec. 4, 2018), a New York federal district court ordered dismissal, unless an amended complaint is filed, of a Jewish inmate’s complaint that defendants failed to provide Kosher food, religious services, or religious material.

In Yah’Torah v. Hicks, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 205798 (D NJ, Dec. 4, 2018), a New Jersey federal district court allowed a Jewish inmatge to move ahead with his complaint that he was denied the regular use of fragrant oils for prayer.