Clark County Detention Center to Accommodate Muslim Prayer

July 24, 2003

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

On July 24, 2003 the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that "Muslims incarcerated in the Clark County Detention Center [NV] have persuaded authorities to provide them religious services on Fridays, the day their religion mandates group prayer... Previously, the jail had offered services only on Saturdays, when services for a variety of other religions are provided... Andrea Beckman, executive director of the review board, said Wednesday that the complaints initially were dismissed. However, recommendations were forwarded to the jail that the facility take 'reasonable' action to make sure religious services were provided to inmates to comply with federal law."