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State poised to settle suit over kosher prison food

Nevada has hired a kosher consultant and is seeking a federal judge’s approval to settle a class-action lawsuit over food served to Jewish inmates in state prisons.The state Board of Examiners approved a $387,000 contract Sept. 11 with nonprofit Scroll K/Vaad Hakashrus to provide rabbinical supervision of food preparation for prisoners.U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro in Las Vegas is due to review the proposed settlement Oct. 11.Prisons spokeswoman Maxine Blackwell said Tuesday that about 280 of the state’s approximately 12,500 prison inmates receive kosher or similar “common fare” meals.The kosher diet prohibits eating pork and shellfish, and mixing meat …

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