An alleged chief of the Aryan Brotherhood neo-Nazi prison gang is suing California officials — soon after his requests for vegetarian foods at the rear of bars ended up “ignored,” according to stories Wednesday.
Ronald Yandell, 58 — a Sacramento Primary Jail inmate who faces the death sentence — claims his very first amendment legal rights have been violated when jail officers failed to present him with meat-fewer foods “for spiritual reasons,” in accordance to a lawsuit documented by the Mercury Information.
Yandell, who is serving a lifetime sentence in connection with a 2001 double murder, asked for the exclusive vegetarian grub on March 8, 2020, and March 20, 2020, but by no means been given it, according to the federal lawsuit filed March 15.
The white supremacist also claims he was transferred to unsanitary jail cells and subjected to “extreme isolation,” according to the fit, which names Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones and other prison officers.
“Plaintiff was by no means provided penned notice or any type of hearing to be read on why he was getting punished with extreme isolation,” Yandell wrote in the suit. “Plaintiff is facing a prospective death penalty scenario and is not allowed speak to visits with his legal team.”
In the lawsuit, Yandell says he has been locked in a mobile for 23 hours a working day soon after remaining transferred to Sacramento County Main Jail in July 2019.
He was a single of 16 alleged Aryan Brotherhood associates and associates indicted in four different conditions involving racketeering, murder and drug trafficking in 2019.
He allegedly ran a many years-extensive drug trafficking operation powering jail partitions working with smuggled cellphones. Prosecutors have not taken the death penalty off the table in Yandell’s situation, according to Newsweek.
A spokesman for Jones declined to comment to Newsweek, citing pending litigation.