Saturday, November 11, 2006

Maryland Prisons Will Offer Kosher Food

Maryland Governor Robert Erlich has approved a plan to serve kosher food in the state’s prisons to Jewish inmates requesting it, according to today’s Washington Jewish Week. About 200 of the state’s 26,000 prisoners are Jewish. The decision was made even though a federal judge last year ruled that the state did not have an obligation to serve kosher food, finding that the vegetarian diet that was available was a sufficient accommodation.