The Florida Department of Corrections will begin offering kosher meals in all state prisons by the end of the year, reports the Associated Press. James Upchurch, assistant Department of Corrections secretary for institutions, said at a hearing on a U.S. Dept. of Justice lawsuit that the department would begin serving kosher options in July at the 2,000-inmate Union Correctional Institution in north Florida and then would expand the program to 60 facilities across the state later in the year.

In May, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that an inmate could sue for kosher meals after they had been eliminated as a cost cutting measure.