As someone who vorluteens for prisoner rights in a large east coast city, I found this interesting. This is not the first time I've read about non-Christian practices being banned in prisons. In one case it was a program of meditation, because it was seen as promoting Bhuddism. Somehow Christians have gotten a stranglehold on our prison system. Other services like drug counseling and even lawyer meetings must work around scheduled services, and there is even pressure among prisoners to attend. Given the high rates of recidivism one would think this would be among the many aspects of our criminal justice system that would be subject to review.