Prison inmates “do not forfeit all constitutional protections by reason of their conviction and confinement in prison.”

U.S. Supreme Court, Bell v. Wolfish, 441 U.S. 520, 545 (1979)

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Huy Helps Create New State Juvenile Rehabilitation, Religious Rights Policy

Oct 10th, 2019

Effective October 4, 2019, the Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families adopted its new Juvenile Rehabilitation (JR) Policy 4.11, “Accessing Religious & Spiritual Activities,” after consulting and collaborating with Washington…

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Huy Opposes US Fish & Wildlife Proposal For Non-Indian Eagle Feather Use

Jul 1st, 2019

Today Huy submitted comments in opposition to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Petition for Rulemaking regarding implementation of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty…

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Huy Opposes Washington State DOC Book Ban

Apr 10th, 2019

Huy has written Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary Steve Sinclair in opposition to his agency’s recent ban on used books.  You can read Huy’s letter to the DOC here,…

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Texas Federal Court Judge Affirms Native Prisoners’ Religious Right to Wear Unshorn Hair

Jan 27th, 2019

In a spectacular decision in favor of three Natives incarcerated in the Texas state prison system, a federal court judge in Houston has ruled that Texas cannot enforce “its male grooming policy…

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Huy Asks United Nations For Intercession On Behalf Of Indigenous Prisoners

Jan 14th, 2019

Today Huy wrote the U.N.Human Rights Committee in reference to the Committee’s List of Issues for the United States’ 5th periodic review. Here you can read Huy’s Submission to UN Human Rights Committee re…

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Washington DSHS Issues Directive re: Indian Religious Rights of Incarcerated Native Youth

Jan 2nd, 2019

We with Huy have worked with the ACLU of Washington, Galanda Broadman, and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to help the agency develop policy to…

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Huy Opposes Youth Solitary Confinement in King County

Dec 5th, 2017

Read Huy’s letter to the King County Council and County Executive Dow Constantine here.  An excerpt: Native American youth are 30 percent more likely than Caucasian youth to be referred…

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Huy, Cladoosby Again Call Upon U.S. State Department, United Nations to Ensure Native Inmate Religious Freedoms

Aug 9th, 2017

Last Thursday, Huy submitted comments to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding ongoing violations of the religious rights of indigenous prisoners incarcerated in state and local jails in the United States. The…

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Huy Celebrates Year 5 and $100,000 in Gifting to Iron House Circles

May 31st, 2017

Huy celebrates two milestones: (1) the Native prisoner religious rights watchdog has turned 5 years old, and (2) the group has eclipsed $100,000 in gifting to Iron House Native religious…

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Gov. Inslee Names Huy Advisor Winona Stevens to State Reentry Council

Jun 4th, 2016

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has named Winona Stevens, Ho-Chunk, to the new Washington Statewide Reentry Council. The Council was created by the Washington State Legislature to develop collaborative and…

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