City Paper is not for tourists
The Department of Corrections has decided to once again allow Protestant religious groups to worship in the room historically set aside as the D.C. Jail’s chapel, reversing a policy set in place after an escape last summer.
Since Protestant groups draw by far the most worshippers, jail officials allowed only smaller groups, specifically, Muslims, Catholics, and Hispanics, to use the room. Members of the clergy complained loudly.
According to department spokesperson Beverly Young, the department has drawn up a schedule that will allow all groups to use the room on a rotating basis.