Update on the Lindh litigation against the federal government for infringement of his freedom of religious exercise because the prison will not allow group prayer for Muslim inmates. The prison chaplain says that group prayer for the high security inmates is a legitimate security concern; Lindh argues that the prison allows other types of group activities, so why not religion? When you read RLUIPA cases, prison officials allege almost everything impacts security or cost and the courts usually defer to them. And maybe that’s right….or maybe not.
Prison chaplain: Group prayer banned because of security