The Michigan Department of Corrections has agreed to provide special halal meals to Muslim inmates.

Under a court-approved settlement reached with the American Civil Liberties Union, state prisons will also allow Muslim inmates to attend religious observances that may conflict with work assignments and expunge any disciplinary action taken against those who refused work due to their faith.

Michigan had provided Kosher meals to the state's Jewish inmates but had not made similar accommodations Muslim convicts.

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