Prisoner free exercise cases – December 31, 2018

Howard Friedman, Religion Clause

In Pattison v. State Department of Corrections, 2018 Nev. App. Unpub. LEXIS 962 (NV App., Dec. 17, 2018), a Nevada appellate court held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying a permanent injunction to require the Department of Corrections to furnish an inmate kosher meals.

In Jackson v. Mike-Lopez, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 215692 (D MN, Dec. 20, 2018), a Minnesota federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing claims of several inmates that their placement in segregation prevented them from taking part in various religious practices.