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Sugar Cookie

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A federal appeals court has denied four Muslim inmates who challenged a jury's decision to award them $900 in damages after Michigan prison officials did not provide them with adequate meals during Ramadan.

The three-judge panel on Monday upheld a lower judge's refusal to hold a new trial on the damages.

The jury had determined that Michigan Department of Corrections officials violated the inmates' constitutional rights by no longer giving Muslims prisoners bigger meals during breakfast and dinner to accommodate their fasting.

The prisoners appealed, arguing jurors ignored their spiritual harms.

The appellate judges said spiritual injuries are hard to quantify, and they saw no reason to second-guess jurors' determination

I am sure committing crimes is not good for their spirits either.
 

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Babs

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Gee, what a shame they were not given these special meal privileges and their spirits suffered as a result. Tsk tsk, pitiful. All I can say is: Sucks to be you! Now STFU!
 

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cubby

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I don't think prison officials should be under any obligation to facilitate ANYONE's religious preferences while dining on the taxpayer's dime. No Christmas, Ramadan or Hanukkah, nothing. You're there to be punished, your preferences are not important, to me, anyway.
 

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Brillig

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I actually don't think them asking for the food to be spaced differently during Ramadan is an unreasonable request. They aren't actually asking for more food per day, just for the overall timing of the calories to be altered. However, I also don't think they deserve any damages, as I see no "spiritual" harm.


Also:
RamadanRamen®
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