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The Morning Bulletin
Rockhampton council progresses with long-term pound solutionnot be possible or workable at the Etna Creek Correctional Centre. "We are con
Rockhampton council progresses with long-term pound solution
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 6 hours ago
not be possible or workable at the Etna Creek Correctional Centre. "We are continuing fruitful discussions with the Department of Correctional Services and we believe there is a lot of logic in our collaboration," Mayor Strelow said. In the... Read more
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iol.co.za
R378m tender: Now Masutha faces courthe said. DA MP James Selfe also questioned the tender during the budget vote d
R378m tender: Now Masutha faces court
iol.co.za / Posted 20 hours ago
he said. DA MP James Selfe also questioned the tender during the budget vote debate and said corruption was rampant in the department of correctional services and no action was taken against officials and companies involved. He added that Scopa... Read more
21h
The Times & The Sunday Times
Motshekga: Attractive prison life encourages offenders to re-offendorder to return to the comfort of the correctional centres”. Motshekga’s comme
Motshekga: Attractive prison life encourages offenders to re-offend
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 21 hours ago
order to return to the comfort of the correctional centres”. Motshekga’s comments were made during the Budget Vote of the Department of Correctional Services on Tuesday. “We require more resources for rehabilitation and social reintegration to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister Michael Masutha On Challenges Facing Youthpeople are in custody for, predominantly, murder, rape, robbery and assault, wh
Minister Michael Masutha On Challenges Facing Youth
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 hours ago
people are in custody for, predominantly, murder, rape, robbery and assault, which is one of the biggest concerns of the Department of Correctional Services. Minister Masutha emphasised that more prevention measures are needed to create hope for... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Correctional Services cracking down on phones in cellsCape Town - The Department of Correctional Services was in the process of insta
Correctional Services cracking down on phones in cells
News 24 South Africa / Posted yesterday
Cape Town - The Department of Correctional Services was in the process of installing equipment that will crack down on illegal cellphone use in prisons, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha said on Tuesday. Masutha said... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister Michael Masutha Delivers Correctional Services Budget Vote Speech, 3 Mayof Justice and Correctional Services, Adv. Michael Masutha (MP), will deliver a
Minister Michael Masutha Delivers Correctional Services Budget Vote Speech, 3 May
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv. Michael Masutha (MP), will deliver an annual budget policy statement for the Department of Correctional Services in the National Assembly on 3 May 2016. Minister Masutha is expected to update parliament... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Integrated Approach Can Keep Youth Away From Crimepeople are in custody for predominantly murder, rape, robbery and assault, whic
Integrated Approach Can Keep Youth Away From Crime
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
people are in custody for predominantly murder, rape, robbery and assault, which is one of the biggest concerns of the Department of Correctional Services. Minister Masutha emphasised that more prevention measures are needed to create hope for... Read more
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iol.co.za
War on corruptionand maladministration, financial mismanagement and tender irregularities took r
War on corruption
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
and maladministration, financial mismanagement and tender irregularities took root. This month his office instructed the Department of Correctional Services to cancel an “irregular” IT tender worth R378m awarded to an ANC benefactor. At SAA a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Commissioner Zach Modise On Country's Developmental Correctional Systemcommunities who will be trained to be artisans, as part of implementing Ministe
Commissioner Zach Modise On Country's Developmental Correctional System
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
communities who will be trained to be artisans, as part of implementing Minister Michael Masutha's vision of ploughing back and prevent vulnerable youths from entering the criminal justice system. Issued by: Department of Correctiona... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
NT Government stops paying for some released prisoners to get homeGovernment has stopped paying for some recently released prisoners to travel ba
NT Government stops paying for some released prisoners to get home
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 6 days ago
Government has stopped paying for some recently released prisoners to travel back to their remote communities. The Department of Correctional Services said it could no longer afford to pay to repatriate all prisoners but criminal lawyers... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Developmental Correctional System a Reason to Celebratesystem that is accountable for its deeds and misdeeds to a number of oversight
Developmental Correctional System a Reason to Celebrate
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
system that is accountable for its deeds and misdeeds to a number of oversight structures," Modise said. According to the Department of Correctional Services, the Boksburg production workshop is leading among ten offender workshops nationally with... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Warders threaten to march for their rightsand Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) in the Western Cape has resolved to mar
Warders threaten to march for their rights
News 24 South Africa / Posted 7 days ago
and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) in the Western Cape has resolved to march against unfair labour practices in the Department of Correctional Services. Popcru general secretary Mncedisi Mbolekwa told City Vision that union members were... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Boksburg Correctional Service: Developing skills of inmatesreal life, but then I realised that it’s just the beginning of new life." Acco
Boksburg Correctional Service: Developing skills of inmates
News 24 South Africa / Posted 7 days ago
real life, but then I realised that it’s just the beginning of new life." According to the national commissioner of the department of correctional services, Zach Modise, the facility has produced 25 qualified artisans so far. "For this... Read more
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iol.co.za
‘Whisky was for Staggie’s 60th birthday bash’were released on R5 000 bail each and are expected back in court on July 11. S
‘Whisky was for Staggie’s 60th birthday bash’
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
were released on R5 000 bail each and are expected back in court on July 11. Staggie was also ordered to report to the Department of Correctional Services offices in Cape Town before 4pm on Monday. The department indicated it would decide... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Several Injured At 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day EventPretoria — Several people sustained minor injuries when strong winds blew over
Several Injured At 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day Event
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Pretoria — Several people sustained minor injuries when strong winds blew over the marquee which was being used by the Department of Correctional Services to host the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day at the Drakenstein Correctional Centre, in... Read more
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iol.co.za
Krejcir escape plotters possibly caught on videotrio than previously indicated, with video footage allegedly catching some of t
Krejcir escape plotters possibly caught on video
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
trio than previously indicated, with video footage allegedly catching some of the accused in the act. Earlier this month, Department of Correctional Services officer Solly Metlae and parolee Sandile Mdumbe were arrested and charged along with... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Correctional Services Holds 67 Blankets Event in Drakeinstein Correctional CentreDepartment of Correctional Services, 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day and the
Correctional Services Holds 67 Blankets Event in Drakeinstein Correctional Centre
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Department of Correctional Services, 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day and the Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted an event today at Drakenstein Correction Centre to break the world record for the largest crouched blanket. Hardly two hours into the... Read more
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The Fort Dodge Messenger
‘I learned to love myself’in December 2014. A voluntary program, drug court is a collaborative effort be
‘I learned to love myself’
The Fort Dodge Messenger / Posted 12 days ago
in December 2014. A voluntary program, drug court is a collaborative effort between the 2nd Judicial District and Iowa Department of Correctional Services. Its goal is to rehabilitate persons convicted of drug-related offenses who are close to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Correctional Services Gears Up to Break a Guinness World Record of Largest Blanketwith thousands of prisoners across the country, bid to break the Guinness World
Correctional Services Gears Up to Break a Guinness World Record of Largest Blanket
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
with thousands of prisoners across the country, bid to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest blanket. The Department of Correctional Services and the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day are gearing up to break a Guinness world... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Modise Needs to Present R378 Million Prison Tender Scandal Documentsits affiliates. SA Fence and Gate in particular has been awarded government ten
Modise Needs to Present R378 Million Prison Tender Scandal Documents
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
its affiliates. SA Fence and Gate in particular has been awarded government tenders worth billions of rands by Eskom, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa). Just last year President... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Correctional Services On Improving Inmates Healthcarecure rate (new pulmonary) at 85.80%, as at the end of December 2015. This was
Correctional Services On Improving Inmates Healthcare
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
cure rate (new pulmonary) at 85.80%, as at the end of December 2015. This was revealed by the National Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Mr. Zach Modise, earlier today (19 April 2016) at the start of a two-day DCS... Read more
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York Daily Record
Yes, Virginia, there is a Flying Spaghetti Monster (editorial)divine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discriminatio
Yes, Virginia, there is a Flying Spaghetti Monster (editorial)
York Daily Record / Posted 16 days ago
divine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discrimination for his faith. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the Department of Correctional Services and penitentiary officials in 2014 seeking $5 million and a court order mandating that... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
MEC Dan Plato - Provincial Policing Needs and Prioritiesof respondents have confidence in the police in their area - compared to the li
MEC Dan Plato - Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
of respondents have confidence in the police in their area - compared to the little or no confidence by respondents in the Department of Correctional Services (55%), National Prosecuting Authority (54%) and the Justice system (65%) 35% of... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Electronic tracking devices letting Oscar Pistorius downthe police investigating officer in his case. He was previously confined to a
Electronic tracking devices letting Oscar Pistorius down
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 16 days ago
the police investigating officer in his case. He was previously confined to a radius of 10km from home‚ and had to ask the Department of Correctional Services for permission to travel further. The double-amputee athlete must be sentenced afresh... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Pistorius hospital report unconfirmedto claims that the athlete was hospitalised, saying that the family would not c
Pistorius hospital report unconfirmed
News 24 South Africa / Posted 16 days ago
to claims that the athlete was hospitalised, saying that the family would not comment as this was a "private matter". Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Manelisi Wolela could not be reached for comment. The Constitutional Court... Read more
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iol.co.za
SA reduces number of women in jailswith all state institutions, stakeholders, and families to achieve our ideals.
SA reduces number of women in jails
iol.co.za / Posted 17 days ago
with all state institutions, stakeholders, and families to achieve our ideals. * Modise is national commissioner for the Department of Correctional Services. ** The views expressed here are not necessarily those of Independent Media. Sunday... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
We did not use Progressive Business Forum to our benefit IntegritronFence & Gate, an Integritron subsidiary, has been awarded government tenders wo
We did not use Progressive Business Forum to our benefit Integritron
News 24 South Africa / Posted 19 days ago
Fence & Gate, an Integritron subsidiary, has been awarded government tenders worth billions of rands by Eskom, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa). SA Fence & Gate is an ANC... Read more
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iol.co.za
Court halts SAPS appointments and promotionsmanagement will now have to wait until the Constitutional Court hands down judg
Court halts SAPS appointments and promotions
iol.co.za / Posted 19 days ago
management will now have to wait until the Constitutional Court hands down judgment in a matter between the union and the Department of Correctional Services. Solidarity brought the urgent court application to Labour Court last month, and argued... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Nebraska judge dismisses Flying Spaghetti Monster religion as parodydivine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discriminatio
Nebraska judge dismisses Flying Spaghetti Monster religion as parody
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 19 days ago
divine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discrimination for his faith. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the Department of Correctional Services and penitentiary officials in 2014 seeking $5 million and a court order mandating that... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Judge dismisses Flying Spaghetti Monster religion as parodydivine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discriminatio
Judge dismisses Flying Spaghetti Monster religion as parody
Brandon Sun / Posted 19 days ago
divine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discrimination for his faith. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the Department of Correctional Services and penitentiary officials in 2014 seeking $5 million and a court order mandating that... Read more
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iol.co.za
Jailed Franziska suspect ‘living in luxury’He needs to be put with the hardened criminals! He took a young innocent life a
Jailed Franziska suspect ‘living in luxury’
iol.co.za / Posted 19 days ago
He needs to be put with the hardened criminals! He took a young innocent life and now he gets rewarded for it?!” But the Department of Correctional Services said the claims are untrue. The Department’s spokesman Simphiwe Xako said: “In fact, all... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
'Confidential' tender revelations upset prisons bossR378m tender. Kenneth Brown, the state's chief procurement officer, cancelled
'Confidential' tender revelations upset prisons boss
News 24 South Africa / Posted 19 days ago
R378m tender. Kenneth Brown, the state's chief procurement officer, cancelled an "irregular" R378m contract awarded by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to a company with close ties to the ANC, News24 reported this week. A Treasury... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Judge: 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' is not religionaway. Inmates in Nebraska can't sue over their belief in the Flying Spaghetti M
Judge: 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' is not religion
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 19 days ago
away. Inmates in Nebraska can't sue over their belief in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the state's Department of Correctional Services and prison officials in 2014 claiming that he was mocked and discriminated against for... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Judge: 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' is not religionaway. Inmates in Nebraska can't sue over their belief in the Flying Spaghetti M
Judge: 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' is not religion
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 19 days ago
away. Inmates in Nebraska can't sue over their belief in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the state's Department of Correctional Services and prison officials in 2014 claiming that he was mocked and discriminated against for... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
'Flying Spaghetti Monster' is not religionaway. Inmates in Nebraska can't sue over their belief in the Flying Spaghetti M
'Flying Spaghetti Monster' is not religion
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 19 days ago
away. Inmates in Nebraska can't sue over their belief in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the state's Department of Correctional Services and prison officials in 2014 claiming that he was mocked and discriminated against for... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Judge: 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' is not religionaway. Inmates in Nebraska can't sue over their belief in the Flying Spaghetti M
Judge: 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' is not religion
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 19 days ago
away. Inmates in Nebraska can't sue over their belief in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the state's Department of Correctional Services and prison officials in 2014 claiming that he was mocked and discriminated against for... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Judge: 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' is not religionaway. Inmates in Nebraska can't sue over their belief in the Flying Spaghetti M
Judge: 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' is not religion
Dayton Daily News / Posted 19 days ago
away. Inmates in Nebraska can't sue over their belief in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the state's Department of Correctional Services and prison officials in 2014 claiming that he was mocked and discriminated against for... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Judge: 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' is not religionaway. Inmates in Nebraska can't sue over their belief in the Flying Spaghetti M
Judge: 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' is not religion
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 19 days ago
away. Inmates in Nebraska can't sue over their belief in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the state's Department of Correctional Services and prison officials in 2014 claiming that he was mocked and discriminated against for... Read more
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ajc.com
Judge: 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' is not religionaway. Inmates in Nebraska can't sue over their belief in the Flying Spaghetti M
Judge: 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' is not religion
ajc.com / Posted 19 days ago
away. Inmates in Nebraska can't sue over their belief in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the state's Department of Correctional Services and prison officials in 2014 claiming that he was mocked and discriminated against for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Correctional Services Rejects R378 Million Prisons Tender ScandalThe Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has taken note of media reports p
Correctional Services Rejects R378 Million Prisons Tender Scandal
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has taken note of media reports pertaining to the alleged R378m prisons tender scandal. The Department is concerned that, whilst it was following due process, this issue has now been brought into the... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Correctional Services responds to prisons tender scandal claimsFULL TEXT: 2016-04-15 09:24 Johannesburg - The department of correctional serv
Correctional Services responds to prisons tender scandal claims
News 24 South Africa / Posted 19 days ago
FULL TEXT: 2016-04-15 09:24 Johannesburg - The department of correctional services has rejected allegations made in a News24 report that the new tender regulator has instructed it to... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Black market in nicotine patches after smoke ban, NT prison study findsintroduced with the ban. An evaluation of the ban by Darwin's Menzies School o
Black market in nicotine patches after smoke ban, NT prison study finds
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 20 days ago
introduced with the ban. An evaluation of the ban by Darwin's Menzies School of Health Research, in collaboration with NT Department of Correctional Services, found prisoners were smoking and swapping the patches, which was described as an... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Judge rules that Flying Spaghetti Monster religion is a parodydivine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discriminatio
Judge rules that Flying Spaghetti Monster religion is a parody
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 20 days ago
divine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discrimination for his faith. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the Department of Correctional Services and penitentiary officials in 2014 seeking $5 million and a court order mandating that... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Judge rules that Flying Spaghetti Monster religion is a parodydivine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discriminatio
Judge rules that Flying Spaghetti Monster religion is a parody
KIVI Boise / Posted 20 days ago
divine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discrimination for his faith. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the Department of Correctional Services and penitentiary officials in 2014 seeking $5 million and a court order mandating that... Read more
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Daily Mail
Judge dismisses Flying Spaghetti Monster religion as parodylawsuit which claimed he was DENIED right to worship the divine Flying Spaghett
Judge dismisses Flying Spaghetti Monster religion as parody
Daily Mail / Posted 20 days ago
lawsuit which claimed he was DENIED right to worship the divine Flying Spaghetti Monster Stephen Cavanaugh sued the Department of Correctional Services and penitentiary officials in 2014 seeking $5 million He sought a court order mandating... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Judge dismisses Flying Spaghetti Monster religion as parodydivine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discriminatio
Judge dismisses Flying Spaghetti Monster religion as parody
The Seattle Times / Posted 20 days ago
divine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discrimination for his faith. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the Department of Correctional Services and penitentiary officials in 2014 seeking $5 million and a court order mandating that... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Judge rules that Flying Spaghetti Monster religion is a parodydivine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discriminatio
Judge rules that Flying Spaghetti Monster religion is a parody
KGTV San Diego / Posted 20 days ago
divine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discrimination for his faith. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the Department of Correctional Services and penitentiary officials in 2014 seeking $5 million and a court order mandating that... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Judge dismisses Flying Spaghetti Monster religion as parodydivine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discriminatio
Judge dismisses Flying Spaghetti Monster religion as parody
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 20 days ago
divine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discrimination for his faith. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the Department of Correctional Services and penitentiary officials in 2014 seeking $5 million and a court order mandating that... Read more
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Salon.com
Judge dismisses Flying Spaghetti Monster religion as parodydivine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discriminatio
Judge dismisses Flying Spaghetti Monster religion as parody
Salon.com / Posted 20 days ago
divine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discrimination for his faith. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the Department of Correctional Services and penitentiary officials in 2014 seeking $5 million and a court order mandating that... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Judge rules that Flying Spaghetti Monster religion is a parodydivine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discriminatio
Judge rules that Flying Spaghetti Monster religion is a parody
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 20 days ago
divine Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that he was mocked and faced discrimination for his faith. Stephen Cavanaugh sued the Department of Correctional Services and penitentiary officials in 2014 seeking $5 million and a court order mandating that... Read more
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