Prison Open Prayer Case Continues in Federal Court
John Walker Lindh
Federal prison officials are answering John Walker Lindh's claims in federal court in Indianapolis.
The top intelligence analyst for the federal prison at Terre Haute testified behind closed doors for 45 minutes. In open court, he contradicted American Taliban John Walker Lindh's claim that group prayer was allowed until 2009. He says it has always been prohibited except for one weekly gathering for all faiths.
He says Muslim inmates' designation of one person as prayer leader violates a ban on any prisoner having a leadership role. He says that undermines prison officials' authority.
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