By Jennifer Lipman, November 5, 2010
Jewish prisoners in an Indiana jail could soon be enjoying kosher meals after a judge ruled that only offering a vegan option was against the law.
Matson Willis, an Orthodox Jewish inmate at the state’s Miami Correctional Facility sued the prison last year when kosher meals were scrapped in a bid to cut costs.
But federal judge Jane Magnus-Stinson said the change was a breach of religious rights. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, more than 90 prisoners were affected by the menu change.