Richardson v. Welch

The Virginia Department of Corrections is entitled to summary judgment as to a plaintiff’s claim that, while incarcerated, he has been wrongfully denied proper observance of the Nation of Islam Month of Fasting in December, according to his beliefs. When he is served food during Ramadan that does not comply with his personal fasting practice, he can simply discard those items and eat the remainder of his meals. He has not presented evidence showing that doing so would deprive him of a significant portion of his nutritional intake.

Motion for summary judgment granted.

Richardson v. Welch, No. 7:17cv62, Sept. 28, 2018. WDVA at Roanoke (Jones).

Categories: Opinions, U.S. District Court - Western District of Virginia

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