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Supreme Court Examines Religion and Prison

The Supreme Court hears arguments on a federal law requiring prisons to accommodate inmates' religious practices. The case involves Ohio prisoners who practice lesser-known religions, including a Wiccan and a Satanist. Ohio says the law is unconstitutional because it gives special treatment to religion and that inmates could use religion as a cover to promote gangs.

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Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.