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Religious Use of Wine
Monday, September 08, 2008


ICE/ERO Performance-Based National Detention Standards 2011
5.5 Religious Practices - V. Expected Practices
N. Religious Use of Wine
Religious use of wine by clergy members is generally permitted when mandated by the particular faith and pursuant to strict controls and supervision, to include the following provisions:

1. Only a small amount of wine for clergy members and that which is necessary to perform religious ceremonies or services shall be permitted in the facility.

2. All wine brought into the facility shall be secured in an appropriate area by staff prior to the religious ceremony or service for which the wine is needed.

3. Following the religious ceremony or service, unused portions of wine shall be immediately discarded, stored in the secure area, or removed from the facility.