Inmates concerned about delivery of spiritual services, accommodation of spiritual practices

27 Dec, 2017

In prison, one of the only freedoms inmates have is to practise their religion — but in some cases, even that’s getting harder to do.

There’s been an increase in the number of prisoners filing complaints to the Canadian Human Rights Commission about religious accommodation.

Inmates are concerned about the delivery of spiritual services, the accommodation of spiritual practices and the observance of holy days, said Ivan Zinger, Canada’s correctional investigator, the country’s prison watchdog.

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