Huy, ACLU, Galanda Broadman Demand DOC Restore Indigenous Prisoner Freedoms

Mar 13th, 2021

In a letter sent today to Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary Steve Sinclair and Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC) Superintendent James Key, Huy, along with the ACLU of Washington and Galanda Broadman, request that the DOC “modify current restrictions on Native American religious ceremony due to the harmful impact on incarcerated Native American individuals’ religious freedom” and that AHCC “provide for immediate access to Native American religious expression, including sweat lodge, smudging, talking circles, drum ceremony, and pipe ceremony, with the least restrictive COVID-19 precautions necessary…” You can download the letter here: