(JTA) — A Michigan prison inmate has filed a federal lawsuit over the prison’s lack of kosher meals.
Bradley Sleighter, 54, has been an inmate in the Kent County jail in Grand Rapids since January, where he is serving a nine-month sentence for retail fraud.
He said in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids that he has lost 30 pounds since his imprisonment and is subsisting on a diet of vegetables, bread and cereal.
The jail only has a special menu for medical needs, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Sleighter’s lawsuit calls for sealed kosher meals or that the jail equip its own kosher kitchen if it cannot acquire the meals. The suit seeks a financial penalty for every day that Sleighter is not given a kosher meal.