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‘They put me in solitary for having oranges’ — Muslim inmates struggle during Ramadan

A lawsuit in Franklin County highlights challenges faced by Muslim inmates during Islam's holy month
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Lebanon County inmate who sued over dreadlocks ban is released from solitary

Eric S. McGill Jr. had been in solitary confinement for more than a year because he declined to cut his dreadlocks.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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PA Post investigation prompts civil liberties group to demand change at Pa. jails

Our investigation on commissary items is the basis for a nonprofit’s legal claim advocating for prisoners’ rights
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Updated: February 18, 2020 | 11:26 am

Former midstate mailman says USPS failed to accommodate religious beliefs

Gerald Groff, an evangelical Christian, felt forced to resign his job as a mailman in Lancaster County after he was repeatedly scheduled to work on Sundays.

By Rachel McDevitt