• Holding Federal Prison Officials Accountable: The Case for Recognizing a Damages Remedy for Federal Prisoner's Free Exercise Claims

    Author(s):
    Nicole Godfrey
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    MSU Law Faculty Repository
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/0gdw-7154
    Abstract:
    In January 2000, three New York state prison officials refused to provide Wayne Ford, a Muslim prisoner, one religious meal: the Eid ul Fitr feast that marks the completion of Ramadan. 2 Mr. Ford sued the prison officials for damages, claiming this refusal placed a substantial burden on his religious practice without legitimate penological justification in violation of the First Amendment's Free Exercise Clause.3 After the district court granted summary judgment in favor of the prison officials, Mr. Ford appealed, and the Second Circuit vacated the decision of the district court. 4 On remand, Mr. Ford settled his claims against the individual state prison officers for an undisclosed amount.5
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