FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A Muslim who is a former inmate at the Allen County jail is now suing Sheriff David Gladieux for violating his religious rights.
The Journal Gazette reports James Cummings is accusing the jail for not providing “adequate accommodations” for him to practice his religion, which includes prayer five times a day and not eating pork. He claims he wasn’t allowed to participate in prayer services during Ramadan, the Islamic holy month, nor was he given a prayer cloth.
Court documents say that while Cummings was jailed for burglary between July and September 2014, Christian inmates were allowed to hold weekly group religious services while Muslims had to pray alone in their cells.
The Sheriff’s Department declined the paper’s request for comment.