A federal prison chaplain accused of discriminating against non-Catholic believers has claimed he should be protected from a lawsuit because he is entitled to qualified immunity.
Michael Onuh, the Catholic chaplain at Carswell FMC prison in Fort Worth, was sued by Casey Campbell, a Protestant chaplain at the prison, in 2019. The lawsuit accuses Onuh of subjecting colleagues and inmates to religious discrimination and harassment over the course of seven years while the Federal Bureau of Prisons ignored complaints.
The Bureau of Prisons has declined to answer questions from the Star-Telegram, citing the pending lawsuit. The Fort Worth Diocese doesn’t have jurisdiction over federal prison chaplains, according to a spokesperson. Onuh could not be reached for comment.
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