An alleged leader of the Aryan Brotherhood neo-Nazi jail gang is suing California officers — after his requests for vegetarian meals behind bars were “ignored,” in response to reviews Wednesday.
Ronald Yandell, 58 — a Sacramento Primary Jail inmate who faces the demise sentence — claims his first modification rights were violated when jail officers failed to offer him with meat-less meals “for non secular causes,” in response to a lawsuit reported by the Mercury Information.
Yandell, who’s serving a life sentence in reference to a 2001 double murder, requested the particular vegetarian grub on March 8, 2020, and March 20, 2020, however by no means obtained it, in response to the federal lawsuit filed March 15.
The white supremacist additionally claims he was transferred to unsanitary jail cells and subjected to “excessive isolation,” in response to the swimsuit, which names Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones and different jail officers.
“Plaintiff was by no means given written discover or any kind of listening to to be heard on why he was being punished with excessive isolation,” Yandell wrote within the swimsuit. “Plaintiff is dealing with a possible demise penalty case and isn’t allowed contact visits together with his authorized group.”
Within the lawsuit, Yandell says he has been locked in a cell for 23 hours a day after being transferred to Sacramento County Primary Jail in July 2019.
He was considered one of 16 alleged Aryan Brotherhood members and associates indicted in 4 separate instances involving racketeering, homicide and drug trafficking in 2019.
He allegedly ran a years-long drug trafficking operation behind jail partitions utilizing smuggled cellphones. Prosecutors haven’t taken the demise penalty off the desk in Yandell’s case, in response to Newsweek.
A spokesman for Jones declined to remark to Newsweek, citing pending litigation.