1993 February 6

“God Pod”: Texas Jail Considers All-Christian Unit


The Tarrant County, Texas, jail maintained a special unit exclusively for Christians. Inmates called it the “God Pod,” and it included Bible-reading, hymn singing, and religious instructional videos. Officials called it the Christian Rehabilitation Pod. The head of the Fort Worth chapter of the ACLU on this day called it a “clear-cut violation” of the Establishment Clause, and a lawsuit challenging the religiously segregated unit appeared imminent.

Learn more about the Establishment Clause: http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/category/religion

Learn more about prison conditions and prisoners’ rights: https://www.aclu.org/prisoners-rights

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