Prison Vegetarian Project

Incarceration strips prisoners of many of their rights in society. And making this even more difficult and challenging is that some prisoners have very specific dietary requirements.

There are many people, either in free society or incarcerated in prisons, that have special dietary requirements, whether for health issues or for religious reasons. Many prisons, however, require that an inmate prove that a special diet is required by an accepted religion before approving a request for vegetarian, vegan or kosher meals. And each state within the United States has very different protocols and rules for establishing approved dietary requirements.

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