Jail Chaplain's Suspension to End

September 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP


NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- An arbitrator's ruling has effectively ended the suspension of a Christian jail chaplain accused of handing out anti-Islamic cartoons, allowing her to return to work.

Arbitrator Paul Bailey decided Tuesday that the Rev. Teresa Darden Clapp should be suspended without pay for 30 days. Clapp has already been suspended without pay since May and would not need to spend any more time on suspension.

Bailey called for Clapp to be retrained and for the Rockland County jail where she works to set standards for distributing religious material.