The religious freedom of people who are incarcerated or in parole programs must be protected.
Corrections officials should accommodate reasonable requests from inmates to practice their faith, including having religious texts, following religious diets and wearing religious attire.
No incarcerated person or person on parole should be compelled to take part in a religious program against his or her beliefs. Nor should they receive preferential treatment or benefits for choosing to participate in religious programs.
Americans United works to ensure people who are incarcerated or on parole have the right to believe – or not – free from government interference.