Jewish abo­rig­i­nal in­mate, 12 years in soli­tary, claims abuse of rights

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

TORONTO — A Jewish abo­rig­i­nal pris­oner who was as­saulted by other in­mates al­leges the au­thor­i­ties set up the white su­prem­a­cist at­tack in re­tal­i­a­tion for his com­plaints about treat­ment he says has vi­o­lated his con­sti­tu­tional rights.

Ti­mothy Nome, 42, who is serv­ing an in­de­ter­mi­nate sen­tence for punch­ing a guard years ago, also claims cor­rec­tional of­fi­cers at the prison in Bri­tish Columbia de­lib­er­ately poured pig lard onto his kosher food and that au­thor­i­ties are deny­ing him ac­cess to the courts.

The con­tested al­le­ga­tions are the lat­est in a pro­tracted bat­tle be­tween the max­i­mum­se­cu­rity in­mate, who has spent a to­tal of more than 12 years in seg­re­ga­tion dur­ing stints at nu­mer­ous in­sti­tu­tions around the coun­try, and prison au­thor­i­ties, who ap­pear to be at a loss about how to deal with him.

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