Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Pagan Prisoners Get A Day Off On Halloween

In England and Wales, hundreds of Pagans serving prison sentences will be free of their duties during their "holiday" this Tuesday.

Prison Service bosses have instructed their staff to grant the convicts, who include Devil worshippers and Satanists, special privileges during Halloween.

The prisons, which grant these same privileges for all other religions as well, will allow the 282 incarcerated Pagans in England and Wales to use certain religious artifacts like rune stones, flexible twigs and hoodless robes within their cells or communal worship.

Though prisons are allowing inmates to observe their religious holidays in order to avoid being sued by prisoners, some others are outraged at the idea of inmates, much less Pagan ones, being given permission to celebrate.

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