O'LONE, ADMINISTRATOR, LEESBURG PRISON COMPLEX, et al. v. ESTATE OF SHABAZZ et al. | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

O'LONE, ADMINISTRATOR, LEESBURG PRISON COMPLEX, et al. v. ESTATE OF SHABAZZ et al.

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482 U.S. 342 (1987)

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Legal Principle at Issue

Whether prison regulations that required prisoners to work outside on Friday afternoons, thereby making it impossible for them to attend Muslim congregational services held at that time, violated their rights under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.

Action

Reversed. Petitioning party received a favorable disposition.

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