Ohio removes pork from prison meals following Muslim’s lawsuit
October 06, 2011
Following a lawsuit by a Muslim death-row inmate who alleged his religious freedom was being violated, Ohio officials have decided to remove pork from meals throughout the state prison system. A spokeswoman for the prison system explained that removing pork ensured that Muslim prisoners would not have to eat food that has come into contact with pork products.
“It seems like we’re letting a small group make the rules when it really isn’t in the best interest of the rest of prisoners,” said the executive director of the Ohio Pork Producers Council.
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Posted by: hartwood01 -
Oct. 07, 2011 11:51 PM ET USA
Ridiculous. Skip the pork that day,dude! To be fully compliant,the state would be unable to serve any products made with gelatin,also.
Posted by: imanxufan9901 -
Oct. 07, 2011 8:16 AM ET USA
Tell me this is a joke! Now they,the muslims,are controlling the prisons.