Thursday, August 23, 2012

Prisoner's Free-exercise Claim Reinstated

McKinley v. Maddox, 2012 WL 3292389 (8/14/12) (Okl.) (unpub'd) - A prisoner victory. The d. ct. erred when it dismissed the prisoner's First-Amendment, free-exercise-of-religion claim. He alleged more than a de minimis burden on his Baptist beliefs when he claimed the community corrections center intentionally prevented him from attending all church services, either offsite or onsite, for a month.