Wednesday, February 16, 2011

They Violate The First Amendment

Six Hawaiian prisoners housed in two separate private prisons in Arizona are suing CCA because staff at the facilities have repeatedly denied them the freedom to practice their religion. Staff have "Consistently denied written requests to practice their religion, to establish a sacred place in the prison yard and to have access to a spiritual adviser and sacred items."

It's not like these guys are asking for any special treatment. In fact, they want to simply participate in a ritual that Hawaiian prisoners housed on the island are permitted to. There are no lawsuits, or even complaints, about religious freedom and expression being stifled in Hawaii. Just another reason the governor needs to continue to make good on his pledge to take all Hawaiian prisoners out of private facilities, and return them to the island.

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