-- Kashrut -- Prisons
Kashrut -- Prisons
- U.S. v. Huss
394 F.Supp. 752 (1974)
- Prisoner who did not keep kosher before conviction is not entitled to kosher food in
- Kahane v. Carlson
- United States v. Kahane
- United States v. Shlian
- Ashelman v. Wawraszek
Nos. 95-15071 and 95-15168 (9th Cir., 1997)
- Arizona's policy of providing Orthodox Jewish prisoners with one Kosher meal per day
plus nonkosher alternatives is found to violate the prisoners' rights under the First
Amendment Free Exercise Clause.
- Searles v. Van Bebber
993 F. Supp. 1350 (D. Kan. 1998), Case No. 96-3515-KHV. Dated January 7, 1998. Opinion
by J. Kathryn H. Vratil.
- Transfer prisoner who had converted to Judaism at previous institutions and who upon
transfer to a new facility was denied Kosher food for a four month period stated claim for
violation of free exercise of religion by prison officials.
- Doswell v. Smith
139 F.3d 888, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 4644 (4th Cir. 1998), No. 94-6780. Dated March 13,
1998. Opinion by J. Phillips. Concurring opinion by J. Widener. Note: Decision published
without opinion. Full text of opinion reported in 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 4644.
- Prisoner; right to Kosher food; sincerity of religious belief is not to be determined by
proper understanding of the religious tenet; district court applied incorrect test.
- Beerheide v. Zavaras
997 F. Supp. 1405 (D. Colo. 1998), Consolidated Civil Case Nos. 95-B-2325, 95-B-2326,
and 95-B-2481. Dated March 16, 1998. Opinion by J. Lewis T. Babcock.
- Jewish inmates entitled to preliminary injunction ordering Colorado prison officials to
provide kosher T.V. dinners.
- Ramsey v. Coughlin
1 F. Supp. 2d 198 (W.D.N.Y. 1998). Dated March 31, 1998. Opinion by J. Leslie G.
Foschio. On remand from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Ramsey
v. Coughlin, 94 F.3d 71 (2d Cir. 1996).
- "Denial to prisoner of kosher food does not violate First Amendment where prisoner
adopted Jewish practice but was not Jewish and had not converted to Judaism."
- Johnson v. Horn
150 F.3d 276 (3d Cir. 1998), Nos. 97-3581, 97-3582. Dated July 28, 1998. Opinion by J.
- Kosher meals for prisoners; while Jewish inmates in state prison system may have had a
constitutional right to kosher meals provided to them at state expense; they were not
entitled to hot kosher meals, even though prison policy provided that all inmates shall
receive two hot meals a day; qualified immunity of prison officials.
Beerheide v. Suthers