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Plaintiff-appellant Richard Akbar Salahuddin requested that Muslim congregate religious services be held at the Sullivan Correctional Facility ("Sullivan") during his confinement there in 1985. His requests were denied, and he commenced this action pro se to challenge the denials. The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Leval, J.) granted summary judgment for the defendants-appellees and dismissed Salahuddin's complaint, finding that the New York State Department of Correctional Services ("Department") acted reasonably in denying Salahuddin's request for congregate religious services. For the reasons that follow, the judgment of the district court is reversed in part and the case is remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.


993 F.2d 306 (1993)

Richard Akbar SALAHUDDIN, Plaintiff-Appellant,


Thomas A. COUGHLIN, III; Robert Kuhlman; Ernest Edwards; Deputy Superintendent Mitchell; Deputy Superintendent McCrea and Lt. Lewis, Defendants-Appellees.

No. 922, Docket 92-2171. United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Argued January 27, 1993.

Decided May 14, 1993.

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