After more than a decade of legal wrangling, a federal judge has ordered the Florida Department of Corrections to provide kosher meals to inmates, rejecting the state’s argument that the religious diet is prohibitively expensive.
Peanut butter, sardines and cabbage may be healthy options for some scrupulous dieters. But Florida prison inmates whose kosher meals are comprised primarily of those three staples served cold seven days a week say the chow isn’t just nutritionally inadequate, it’s plain gross.
Florida’s prison inmates looking to exercise their faith with a kosher meal will have the option in all state prisons at the end of the year.
A Jewish prisoner’s lawsuit seeking a kosher meal plan in Florida prisons can go forward, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Florida’s Jewish inmates will once again be allowed to have kosher food while behind bars.
It’s probably no longer a stretch to say the media overload we wade through each day of the Information Age can begin to eat away at the soul. In fact, some rabbis in Israel believe that’s actually the case.
Florida’s Department of Corrections is being sued by the federal government for not offering its prison population meals that conform to their religious beliefs.