In Smith v. Nuttal, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18354 (WD NY, March 14, 2007), a New York federal Magistrate Judge rejected the complaint of a Muslim prisoner that he was required to accommodate his religious dietary requirements through the religious alternative meal served to Muslims, and was not permitted to receive the kosher alternative meal that was available to Jews and Hebrew Israelites which contained meat more often.
In Small v. Sirmons, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18410 (ED OK, March 14, 2007), an Oklahoma federal court dismissed the claim of a prisoner that his First Amendment rights were violated when he was not allowed to abstain from off-premise work on Fridays in order to attend Jumah prayer services at his prison facility. Instead he was given time to pray alone at his work site.
In Harvey v. West, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17861 (SD IL, March 14, 2007), an Illinois federal Magistrate Judge rejected claims of a Muslim prisoner that he was not always allowed to attend Muslim services, Muslim services sometimes started late, and he was told that he could attend only one service a week. Also rejected were general claims of discrimination and a claim that he was harassed when attempting to practice his religion.
In Talbert v. Smith, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17108 (WD VA, March 9, 2007), a Virginia federal district court permitted a Nation of Islam member to move forward with a RLUIPA claim that prison officials illegally confiscated Muslim lessons from him.