In Turner v. Hamblin, (7th Cir., Oct. 27, 2014), the 7th Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a Muslim inmate's complaint that Islamic services were canceled when non-prisoners were unavailable to lead them, while Christian services were never canceled.
In Lewis v. Grounds, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152288 (SD IL, Oct. 28, 2014), an Illinois federal district court permitted a Hebrew Israelite inmate to proceed with his claim that the prison grooming policy requires him to violate his Nazarite vow to never cut his "hairlocks."
In Bailey v. Ingram, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152493 (ED KY, Oct. 24, 2014), a Kentucky federal district court dismissed a Catholic Cherokee inmate's complaint that he was terminated from his kitchen job for attending a Christian religious encounter event rather than reporting for work.
In Manges v. Harman, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152969 (ND IN, Oct. 29, 2014), an Indiana federal district court dismissed most of the claims by an inmate described as a "serial grievance filer" who complained of various instances in which he was prevented from attending Eastern Orthodox religious services. However the court permitted him to move ahead on two retalitation claims.
In Hollins v. Munks, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153462 (N.D. Cal.Oct. 29, 2014), a California federal district court dismissed a complaint by a Muslim inmate that he had not received a Halal diet.
In Comundoiwilla v. Liles, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153593 (E CA, Oct. 29, 2014), a California federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing a Muslim inmate's complaint that he was not permitted to attend congregational Jumu'ah prayer services for two years because of his confinement status.
In Cash v. Armstrong, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153739 (ED TN, Oct. 29, 2014), a Tennessee federal district court permitted an inmate to proceed with his complaint that he was not adequately furnished items he needed for his planned conversion to Islam.