A state prison inmate says New Mexico correction officials aren’t allowing him to practice his religion and properly worship Satan behind bars.
Bernard Pritchard recently filed a lawsuit in state court alleging the chaplain and deputy warden at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Las Cruces treat his faith differently than others.
Pritchard is asking a judge to force the New Mexico Corrections Department to let him worship Satan more freely and wants $140,000 in damages.
The New Mexico Corrections Department declined comment. Prison officals say they try to accommodate all religions. Pritchard is serving time on aggravated stalking charges.
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