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Prison Officials Agree To Stop Serving Fish To Vegetarian Inmate

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut prison officials have agreed to stop serving fish to a vegetarian prison inmate.

Howard Cosby, who was sentenced in 2004 to 191/2 years in prison for sexual assault and other crimes, enlisted the help of the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in his quest to receive a vegetarian diet at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Institution in Uncasville as a practicing Buddhist.

The 35-year-old Cosby said prison officials had been serving him seafood three times a week, and told him the department does not consider fish to be meat.

In a letter received by a PETA attorney last week, Deputy Warden Guiliana Mudano says officials reviewed the situation and have agreed to provide a nutritionally adequate vegetarian substitute whenever fish appears on the menu cycle for Cosby.

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