Lawsuit alleging Muslim Michigan prisoner's rights were violated can move forward

Federal appeals court affirms lower court ruling

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A federal appeals court Thursday affirmed a lower court ruling that said Derrick Maye's constitutional rights were violated in 2013 and 2014.

ADRIAN, Mich. - Two Michigan prison chaplains can be sued for not allowing an inmate to participate in a Muslim religious event.

A federal appeals court Thursday affirmed a lower court ruling that said Derrick Maye's constitutional rights were violated in 2013 and 2014.

Maye says he was denied participation in Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, a holy month in the Muslim faith. He was housed at prisons in Adrian and Jackson.
 

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