How about some Tofurky? Or the “vegetarian loaf” Lee Boyd Malvo requested (recipe included at the link), and then complained about?
Mm-mm punitive! “Muslim inmate files suit over lack of halal meat,” from the Hartford Courant, December 31:
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – A Muslim inmate in a Connecticut prison has filed a federal lawsuit, alleging he has been denied meals that conform to his religious standards.
Ricardo Collins says officials are denying his right to freedom of religion by failing to provide meat that is “halal,” slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law.
The 27-year-old inmate, who is being held at Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center, filed his lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Dec. 23.
Prison officials declined to comment, citing department policy on pending litigation.
A spokesman says meals served to Muslim prisoners comply with their religious standards, even if they do not contain halal meat.
The world is full of vegetarian sources of protein. But those don’t bring the gratification of getting back at the prison system by convincing officials outside the system to force it to provide special accommodations.
Collins recently won an appellate court decision granting him a new trial on a murder charge. He had been convicted in Superior Court of killing a man in Bridgeport in 2002.