Matzav.com has learned that Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin has been released from solitary confinement at the Linn County Correctional Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The move came just minutes before the onset of Shabbos, allowing Sholom Mordechai to spend the Yom Menuchah in the more peaceful environment of his regular cell.
The decision was made by Mr. Michael J. Carr, a head official at the Linn County Correctional Center, who reviewed the case, including video footage, and determined that Sholom Mordechai deserved to be released.
The Jewish community is thankful to Mr. Carr for his act of kindness and justice, and specifically for releasing Sholom Mordechai in time for the Jewish day of rest.
Noteworthy is the fact that the prison administration has shown a great deal of sensitivity to Sholom Mordechai’s various religious needs.
Note that Matzav.com was until now accusing jail officials and prosecutors of violating Rubashkin's rights and of being, in effect, antisemitic.