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Inmates walk from their cellblock to the dining hall at the Idaho State Correctional Institution south of Boise. (Charlie Litchfield / File/Associated Press)

Idaho faces class-action lawsuit over failure to provide kosher meals for Jewish prisoners 

Despite years of warnings, Idaho’s state prison system is continuing to refuse to provide kosher meals to Jewish inmates, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Idaho. Jewish prisoners have repeatedly filed grievances and requests for kosher meals, only to be denied. And during the eight-day Jewish festival of Passover...

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