Muslim Inmates to Get Proper Islamic Meals

March 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buffalo News

Wire Service: AP

Authorities at a county jail have agreed to provide Muslim inmates with meats prepared according to Islamic law, ending a three-year- long legal fight.

Under a settlement approved by a federal judge in Manhattan on March 12, the Westchester County Jail is serving four halal meat dishes a week for Muslim inmates who request them. “Halal” is an Arabic word that means lawful or permitted.

See also: Islam, Prisons