Dale Holloway says prison interfered with religious rights

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A man serving time for assault as he awaits trial on charges related to a church shooting in Pelham says New Hampshire state prison is denying him the right to practice his religion. Dale Holloway asks a judge to order the prison to stop certain practices which he says violate his constitutional rights. Holloway told a Merrimack Superior Court judge on Wednesday that he was being denied his right to practice his Jewish religion. These are religious documents sent to him by mail. dismissed on five days notice,” Holloway said. This notice requires that all exterior materials be sent directly from the seller, not a third party such as the temple. The attorney general’s office said it was a security issue. “When books come from a third-party vendor, they don’t come directly from the publisher to the recipient,” Assistant Attorney General Laura Devine said. “They can be interfered with in that drugs can be placed on the books.” Holloway noted that he received books from Amazon, which is not a publisher. He also said procedures were in place to prevent drug smuggling. “They have the right to search,” he said. “They search all the rest of the mail, as well as they search my mail.” He said he wanted his lawsuit filed as a class action, but the judge said he doesn’t meet the criteria at this time. Prosecutors asked the judge to dismiss the case, but that request was denied. An indictment hearing will take place at a later date.

A man serving time for assault as he awaits trial on charges related to a church shooting in Pelham says New Hampshire state prison is denying him the right to practice his religion.

Dale Holloway is asking a judge to order the prison to end certain practices that he says violate his constitutional rights.

Holloway told a Merrimack Superior Court judge on Wednesday that he was being denied the right to practice his Jewish religion. These are religious documents sent to him by post.

“Temple Israel sent the Torah, the five books of Moses, for me to study and practice my religion, which the property/mailroom of the New Hampshire State Prison for Men refused and rejected with a five days’ notice,” Holloway said.

This notice requires that all exterior materials be sent directly from the seller, not a third party such as the temple. The attorney general’s office said it was a security issue.

“When books come from a third-party vendor, they don’t come directly from the publisher to the recipient,” Assistant Attorney General Laura Devine said. “They can be interfered with to the extent that drugs can be placed in the books.”

Holloway noted that he received books from Amazon, which is not a publisher. He also said procedures were in place to prevent drug smuggling.

“They have the right to search,” he said. “They search all the rest of the mail, as well as they search my mail.”

Holloway told the judge he was not the only one being denied rights. He said he wanted his lawsuit filed as a class action, but the judge said he doesn’t meet the criteria at this time.

Prosecutors asked the judge to dismiss the case, but that request was denied. An indictment hearing will take place at a later date.

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