Muslim Inmates Allowed to Attend Religious Services

August 3, 2001

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On August 3, 2001, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "a federal appeals panel ruled...the California Department of Corrections cannot punish Muslim inmates who miss prison work assignments to attend a religious service...Inmates sued in 1996, saying they were being unfairly punished for missing work schedules when they attended a Friday service on prison grounds."