Nebraska Accommodates Native American Prisoners’ Religious Needs

November 16, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center Press

Wire Service: AP

On November 16, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Nebraska prison officials have agreed to new rules to accommodate the religious and cultural needs of American Indian inmates in order to settle a federal court action. The settlement agreement, obtained on Nov. 11 by The Associated Press, arose out of a complaint filed by inmate Richard T. Walker, an American Indian sentenced to a life term in 1966 for second-degree murder in Thurston County. His complaint was filed in U.S. District Court - Nebraska in Lincoln on behalf of the prison system's approximately 200 American Indian inmates."