Sunday, December 28, 2014

Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

In McElroy v. Mathena, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 175956 (WD VA, Dec. 22, 2014), a Virginia federal district court dismissed for failure to exhaust administrative remedies a Muslim inmate's complaint regarding his removal from the Ramadan fast list.

In Webb v. Californa Department of Corrections, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 177044 (ED CA, Dec. 22, 2014), a California federal magistrate judge dismissed with leave to amend an inmate's complaint regarding lack of funds, denial of religious items, chapel time and outdoor worship space for the Asatru/Odinic religion.