Native American Inmate’s Religious Freedom Claims Viable, Magistrate Says
Mealey's (May 6, 2016, 1:54 PM EDT) -- FRESNO, Calif. — A prison inmate alleging that a change in regulations by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) banning religious artifacts of Native American prisoners states a plausible claim for violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) against the CDCR, a federal magistrate judge ruled May 4 (Barry A. Bausman v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, No. 1:14-cv-00900, E.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59514).