State Settles Prison Lawsuit with Muslim Prisoners
Apparently, if you are Muslim and serving time in the hole, the holy day Ramadan can be a real bummer when it comes to dinnertime.
In a story released from the Associated Press, the Michigan Corrections Department and Muslim prisoners have settled a lawsuit over meals served during the month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a holy period for Muslims, during which they choose to eat only before sunrise and after sundown. Prisoners said they were victims of discrimination because non-Muslims were getting more than 1,000 additional calories. But since the lawsuit was filed in 2013, lawyers for the prisoners say the state has increased the amount of food during Ramadan.