"A Billings man in prison for drug possession has filed a $10 million federal lawsuit against Yellowstone County for alleged civil-rights violations, including interference with his satanic religious practices.
Jason Paul Indreland claims in the U.S. District Court lawsuit that county jail staff took from him a religious medallion, denied him access to religious material and ridiculed and punished him for his religious beliefs.
The lawsuit also alleges that Indreland was denied medical care for his drug addiction, that he was placed in situations where violence was expected and that he suffered harassment and retaliation while incarcerated.
Indreland said he has been a practicing Satanist for the past decade and the confiscated medallion was a 'protective symbol' in his religion. The lawsuit claims jail staff refused to return the medallion or allow Indreland access to a 'Satanic Bible or Book of Satanic Rituals.'"
-- Greg Tuttle, with a devil of a story (sorry) about a guy too stupid to understand his own belief system, at the Billings Gazette.