Muslim Inmates Allowed to Attend Religious Services

August 4, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On August 4, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "imprisoned Muslims can attend Friday religious services without facing penalties for being absent from prison jobs, a federal appeals court ruled...[The order] prohibited the Solano State Prison in Vacaville [California] from punishing inmates for missing work to attend the hourlong Sabbath service called Jumu'ah."