Wednesday, October 13, 2004

S.C. to Review Law Protecting Inmates' Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider the constitutionality of a federal law that requires state prisons to accommodate inmate religions, from Christianity to Satanism. Here in CT, India was the first pagan allowed into the women's prisons as clergy. Her title was 'Wiccan', although she worked more as pagan in general. She also volunteered teaching yoga once a week to the women prisoners, and was active on several committees within the system trying to improve nutrition at the jail. Local article on India in the prisons here. AP article on Supreme Court review here.


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