Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Imprisoned Ohio Amish Complain About Schooling
Some of the Amish sentenced in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio are upset with federal prison education requirements.
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has required some to study for high school equivalency certificates. The Amish claim that violates their First Amendment rights.
Defense attorney Edward Bryan, who represented the leader of the group, says that he intends to write a letter of protest to prison officials.
He cited a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that found Amish children may not be forced to attend school past eighth grade.
In response, prison system spokesman Chris Burke cited prison rules calling high-school equivalency classes a first step toward returning to society.
Bryan says the Amish deserve a religious exemption.