Judge: Ex-Calif. parolee who is atheist deserves compensation for constitutional violations

  • by: MIHIR ZAVERI , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 23, 2013 - 8:05 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — A Northern California former parolee and atheist who went back to prison after refusing to participate in a religiously-tinged inpatient treatment program is entitled to monetary compensation, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

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