$200M Prison Halal Food Program Withstands Ex-Inmate's Suit

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 2:39 PM EDT) -- New York City's $200 million prisoner halal food program would have to be re-engineered to accommodate the dietary rigors of a single Muslim inmate who complained it was inadequate, a federal judge ruled Friday, dismissing a lawsuit despite the now-free plaintiff's success showing that the city imposed a burden on him.

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan's ruling in Manhattan federal court left the food program intact and put an end to the seven-year-old suit brought by Michael D. Wesley, characterized as a "sometime inmate of...
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