The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a lawsuit on behalf of six Muslim inmates, alleging that a Maryland prison system's restrictions unfairly target Muslims.

CAIR filed the lawsuit Thursday, alleging that the Prince George's County Department of Corrections system prevents Muslim inmates from practicing their faith to a greater degree than it restricts inmates of other faiths. Representatives of CAIR said that the corrections system prevented Muslim inmates from gathering for jummah, or congregational prayers, while allowing Jewish and Christian inmates to gather for their own services.

"Prince George's County has not only violated the rights of Muslim inmates, but has also treated Muslims differently than inmates of other faiths," CAIR's litigation director Lena Masri said in a press release.

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