Religious beliefs are individual. A person might have reglious beliefs that differ in one or more respects from those generally held by a particular widely practiced religion or branch/denomination of a religion. The Constitution protects the individualís religious beliefs. It is not up to the government what religious beliefs are worthy of protection. One does not have to prove that his/her beliefs are reflected in some larger religious set of beliefs for those beliefs to be protected. Thus, saying that his particular beliefs do not fit squarely within, say, orthodox or conservative Jewish beliefs as practiced by most of those holding those beliefs would not be grounds for the government to deny the prisoner his religious rights under the Constitution.