Posts Tagged ‘prison’

Atheist Sues Over Forced 12 Steps Program

November 23, 2008

prison-prayerAtheist Barry A. Hazle Jr. was released in 2007 after serving a year sentence for drug possession.  He was ordered to take part in a rehab program centered on Alcoholics Anonymous “12 steps” which has god in 7 of 12 steps.

Mr. Hazle made a written appeal to his parole officer to be placed in a 12 step program and was told that all Northern California rehab programs are 12 step programs.  Three days after his complaint he was arrested for violating his parole and sent back to prison.