Nos. 95-CV-318PAMGJD, 00-CV-2022PAMGJD.

411 F.Supp.2d 153 (2006)

Ayatollah ORAFAN, Hussein Ishmael Razi-Bey, Anthony Cook, Antwon Dennis, and Willis Amaker, Plaintiffs, v. Glenn S. GOORD, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Correctional Services; Ismail Abdur Rahim, Ministerial Program Coordinator ("MPC") for Islamic Affairs; Warith Deen Umar, former MPC for Islamic Affairs; Muhammad Salih Ahmed, former acting MPC for Islamic Affairs; Mark Leonard, Director of Ministerial and Family Services; John R. LoConte, former Director of Ministerial and Family Services; Cyril Rashid, Chaplain at Shawangunk Correctional Facility ("C.F."), Osameh AlWahaidy, former Chaplain at Auburn C.F.; Sami Khalifah, former Chaplain at Auburn C.F.; and Abdulkadir Elmi, Chaplain at Great Meadow C.F.; Defendants.

United States District Court, N.D. New York.

January 17, 2006.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Claire Elise Coleman and Caroline M. Flintoft, Sullivan, Cromwell Law Firm, New York City, for Plaintiffs.

Roger W. Kinsey, Gerald J. Rock, Office of Attorney General, and Mark T. Walsh, Gleason, Dunn Law Firm, Albany, NY, for Defendants.


MAGNUSON, District Judge.

This matter is before the Court1 on Motions for Summary Judgment filed by Defendants Goord, Leonard, Rashid, AlWahaidy, Ahmed, LoConte, Khalifah, and Elmi. Defendant Umar joined in the Motions. For the reasons that follow, the Motions are granted in part and denied in part.


A. The Parties

Plaintiffs are Shiite Muslims who...

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