Monday, January 14, 2013

Florida Agrees To Reinstitute Prison Kosher Meals

Today JTA reports that the Florida Department of Corrections agreed last week to reinstitute kosher food availability for Jewish inmates. Florida cancelled its kosher food program 5 years ago. Last year the U.S. Justice Department sued the state under RLUIPA challenging the food program cancellation. (See prior posting.)  A state study group on the issue says that kosher meals cost the state $146,000 per year. [Thanks to Joel Katz (Relig. & State in Israel) for the lead.]