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No relief for Muslim inmate

SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a Muslim inmate’s petition claiming he is unable to pray five times daily because he is housed with people who harass him; he asked to be housed with only fellow Muslims. Citing a case that denied the religious accommodation claim brought by a prisoner who only wanted to be housed with other whites, the panel denied the Muslim inmate’s request.

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