Supreme Court upholds religious rights of prisoners Writen by Richard Wolfa

"WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court that has extended the reach of religion into public life in recent years ruled Tuesday that spirituality can overcome even prison security concerns."

The authors used a lead that got right tot he point of what was happening in the article.

In Washington religious prisoner trys to fight for his rights. He wants to be able to follow the rules of his religion in prison. The prison doesn't think he should be allowed to. Some of these laws do break the rules the prisoners have to follow.

Who: An inmate Gregory Holt

What: A man by the name of Gregory Holt was in court because he wanted to follow his religion in prison. The only problem was it was violating the rules of the prison. Like he wanted to keep part of his bear he agree to keep it short. This was a violation because the prison though he could keep weapons in it. Also if they ever escaped and the prison wanted to find him he could just shave off his beard, so that he wouldn't look the same. Making it a lot harder to find him.

Why: Gregory was fighting for his rights because he has the right of freedom of religion. And if the prison won't let him practice his religion it may effect his life. He also wants to be able to have the correct meals, and praying carpet. These would be unfair to the other prisoners because Gregory would get taken care of better.

Where and when: This was taken please in Washington. January 20, 2015 was when the article was writen.

How: This was a problem back in Washington in 2015. And this is when an inmate arrived but he needed certain things to keep being in his religious needs.

"We readily agree that (the state) has a compelling interest in staunching the flow of contraband into and within its facilities," Alito said. "But the argument that this interest would be seriously compromised by allowing an inmate to grow a half-inch beard is hard to take seriously."

The state is now allowing him to grow half and inch beard witch is weird for the people who take care of the prisoners and watch them.

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