Prisons System Ordered to Provide Vegan Meals to Inmate

June 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer


Wire Service: AP

A federal judge has ruled that the state's prison system violated a convicted child killer's civil rights by denying him a vegan diet.

U.S. Chief District Judge Mark Wolf ruled this week that the Department of Correction violated federal law protecting religious freedom and ordered the department to provide Daniel Yeboah-Sefah a diet in line with his Buddhist beliefs.