Inmate Not Harmed By New Religious Items Rule, Magistrate Judge Finds
(November 25, 2015, 9:49 AM EST) -- FRESNO, Calif. — A California inmate’s claims that the state violated his constitutional rights by establishing a matrix for allowable religious property in prisons that omits previously approved Native American religious items should be dismissed because the inmate has not suffered any injury, a federal magistrate judge held Nov. 20 (Richard Villapando v. Jeffrey Beard, No. 1:14-cv-00823, E.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 158120).
(Findings and recommendations available. Document #96-151211-012Z.)
Religious Property Matrix
In 2012, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Division of Adult Services...