Officials for the Nevada prison system say it is not discontinuing its kosher meal program, contrary to the allegations of a recent lawsuit.
On June 1, attorneys for Howard Ackerman, an Orthodox Jewish prisoner in Carson City, Nev., filed a lawsuit against the state. The suit claimed that the state’s corrections department intended to stop serving kosher meals to inmates within a week, thus violating their client’s freedom to practice his religion.
This week, according to the Las Vegas Sun, attorneys representing the state prison system filed court papers saying new menus are being considered, but that there are no plans to discontinue the kosher meal program. The court papers stated that inmates following religiously motivated diets will continue to have access to appropriate foods.
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