I’ll have the kosher bologna, please
You can have kosher meals in Michigan’s prisons, but only if you really mean it.
In August, convicted killer Phillip Berryman learned the truth of that when a federal appeals court upheld the St. Louis Correctional Facility’s 2005 decision to terminate Berryman’s kosher meals after he was caught buying non-kosher munchies at the prison store, according to AP.
Berryman sued the prison system, saying the denial of kosher meals violated his religious liberties. The court rejected Berryman’s defense that the snacks were for another inmate and determined that the state has a legitimate interest in ensuring that only inmates with “sincere beliefs” participate in the kosher program.