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Alabama DOC Settles Witchcraft Suit for $7,500

An Alabama prisoner who was denied the right to exercise his religious beliefs was paid $7,500 to settle the case.

Alabama prisoner Timothy Hornsby sued in state court alleging that he suffered mental anguish when prison officials denied him the right to exercise his religious beliefs. Defendants argued that accommodating Hornsby’s religion would create security problems because it is based on witchcraft and devil worship. However, Defendants agreed to pay Hornsby $7,500 to settle the case. See: Hornsby v. Alabama DOC, Case No. CA95385N (Unknown State Court March 1995)(1998 WL 1049872).

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