Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases
In McCoy v. Henderson, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56101 (D KA, April 23, 2012), a Kansas federal district court dismissed (with leave to amend) an inmate's claim that he was denied a kosher diet. The inmate had purchased non-kosher food from the commissary.In Allah v. Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56808 (MD AL, April 24, 2012), an Alabama federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendations (2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57262, March 27, 2012) and dismissed prior to the service of process claims by an inmate that his Bible was taken from him when he transferred institutions. The court also dismissed 8th and 14th Amendment claims based on denial to him of a vegetarian diet.