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  • Palestinian prisoners riot in Israeli jails after inmate’s death

    April 2, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Palestinian prisoners rioted in at least four Israeli prisons after the death of an inmate from cancer.

    Maysara Abuhamdieh, 64, died Tuesday at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba. Palestinian officials and Palestinian human rights organizations accused the Israel Prison Service...

  • Judge rules U.S. inmate has no right to matzah

    August 11, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    A U.S. federal judge has ruled that an inmate in a New York jail does not have a constitutionally protected right to matzah and grape juice.

    Christopher Henry, who was charged with first-degree sodomy, claimed permanent trauma and malnourishment and requested nearly $10 billion in...

  • Montana inmate sues for kosher food

    February 1, 2011 | 12:41 pm

    An inmate in Montana Women’s Prison is suing the state corrections office and prison officials for not providing her with kosher food.

    Shelley Tischler claimed in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Billings, Mont., that she is Jewish and eats kosher food. She claims that...

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  • Inmates’ rights were violated on kosher meals, judge rules

    November 8, 2010 | 9:31 am

    The Indiana Department of Corrections violated federal law when it substituted vegan meals for kosher for its inmates, a federal judge ruled.

    U.S. District Court Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson made the ruling last week in Indianapolis in response to a class-action suit filed last year...