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Sabir v. Williams

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Muslim Advocates, along with the Law Office of Renee Redman, represents two incarcerated persons—Rafiq Sabir and James J. Conyers—who are challenging a policy banning daily prayer in groups of three or more at Federal Correctional Institution Danbury (FCI Danbury), a low-security federal prison in Connecticut.

The plaintiffs seek to perform the daily Islamic prayer salah together with other Muslims, but have been confronted and threatened with discipline under the prison’s policy banning group prayer. The plaintiffs have challenged the policy as unjustified by security or other concerns, and thus in violation of the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.


Date filed: June 1, 2018

Court(s):  United States District Court for the District of Connecticut

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