Prison Officials Granted Judgment On Claims For Violation Of Religious Rights

Mealey's (September 25, 2015, 12:38 PM EDT) -- SCRANTON, Pa. — Three prison officials did not violate a Native American inmate’s constitutional rights to practice his religious beliefs, and even if they did, they are entitled to qualified immunity because “it is apparent that it would not have been clear to a reasonable person that their conduct was unlawful,” a Pennsylvania federal judge held Sept. 24 in granting the officials summary judgment (Paul J. Begnoche, Sr. v. Warden DeRose, et al., No. 3:12-cv-01057, M.D. Pa.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128633).

(Memorandum available. Document #96-151009-001Z.)...
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