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Inmate enlists PETA to help with dietary complaint

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By PAT EATON-ROBB

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An animal rights group says Connecticut's prisons department is improperly serving fish to a vegetarian inmate in violation of his rights as a practicing Buddhist.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says Howard Cosby, who is serving a 19½-year sentence for sexual assault and other crimes, was told by prison officials they don't consider fish to be meat.

They say he's been getting fish three times a week at the Corrigan-Radgowski prison in Somers in violation of federal law, which requires prisons to avoid imposing substantial burdens on inmates' religious exercises.

A PETA attorney sent a letter to the prison's warden Tuesday, asking him to stop serving fish to Cosby.

A Correction Department spokesman said he would reserve commenting until he had a chance to look into the case.

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