However, these rights are not absolute. Prison officials can impose restrictions on religious practices if they have a legitimate penological interest, such as maintaining order or security within the facility. Inmates may also face limitations if their religious practices pose a threat to themselves or others, or if accommodating their practices would place an undue burden on the prison system.
Inmates who believe their religious rights have been violated can seek recourse through the legal system. They may file grievances within the prison system or pursue legal action in state or federal court. Courts will consider the inmate’s claims and weigh them against the prison’s interests in maintaining security and order.