10-27-10 - 10-27-10 CJ 471 Religion and Corrections Two...

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10-27-10 CJ 471 Religion and Corrections Two Clauses o Establishment Freedom from the establishment of religion by government o Exercise Government cannot interfere with exercise of religion As prisoners assert religious rights, lawsuits increased Free Exercise o One of the challenges that correctional officers face is that when prisoners make assertions about required religious practices, how do judges and correctional officers decide what actually constitutes an actual, legitimate religion? Back in the 1960s, Black Muslims were unfamiliar, and correctional officers thought them as hostile and resisted them, even the most minor requests. o What if the assertions of religious beliefs are in and of themselves perceived to be threatening to the institution or to society/societal values? o You have some religions that were invented/created in prison Prison based religion Not uncommon if there is some racial themes Unified for some racial group Make some kind of assertion about religious rights How do prison officials respond to this? Does it have to be longstanding? Does it have to be top agreed religions around the world? Have to sort out what constitutes a religion and what practices should be allowed? O’Lone v. Estate of Shabazz, 482 US 342 (1987)
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course CJ 471 taught by Professor Christophersmith during the Fall '10 term at Michigan State University.

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10-27-10 - 10-27-10 CJ 471 Religion and Corrections Two...

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