Inmates at Otisville Federal prison who are challenging a ban on some religious books in chapel libraries at federal prisons are trying to take the fight nationwide. They are asking that the lawsuit be given class action status so it can benefit thousands of others behind bars.
One of the inmates, an Orthodox Jew, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Tuesday. He had brought a similar lawsuit two months ago but withdrew it after a judge said he needed to register complaints with the prison system first.
The inmate further accused the government of the “indiscriminate dismantling of religious libraries” at federal prisons nationwide.
(Source: Associated Press)