Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Court Decrees Final Injunction Terms For Monitoring Florida Prison Kosher Meal Policy

As previously reported, in April the U.S. Department of Justice won its long-running lawsuit against the state of Florida over its prisons' kosher meal policy.  Last week in United States of America v. Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections, (SD FL, Aug. 12, 2015), the court settled on the final language for the injunction it issued by separate order.  The parties agreed on the language on accountability and monitoring, but disagreed on the extent the Justice Department would have access to inspect prisons for compliance.  The court largely accepted the Justice Department's proposed language, and gave the federal government access to personnel, prisoners and food facilities so it can monitor compliance. reports on the court's order.