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Religious Exercise in Prison - A Guide for Prison Officials

Trudy Rushforth

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February 12, 2011

The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) prohibits any prison receiving federal funds from substantially burdening the religious exercise of its prisoners unless the burden survives strict scrutiny. This paper will discuss specific accommodations that a prisoner might request and propose solutions that will preserve the inmate’s right to free exercise of religion while still maintaining prison security. Specific accommodations discussed will be: dress and grooming accommodations, dietary accommodations, and ceremonial accommodations. This paper can serve as a guide to prison officials when they are faced with an accommodation request.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: Religion, Prison, RLUIPA, Religious Exercise, Religious Freedom, Religious Accommodation

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Date posted: February 13, 2011 ; Last revised: November 15, 2012

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Rushforth, Trudy, Religious Exercise in Prison - A Guide for Prison Officials (February 12, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1760608 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1760608

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