v. California: Possible Equal
Protection Standards (to evaluate racial discrimination in the
Is the classification narrowly tailored to further a compelling
standard (deferential review):
Is the regulation reasonably related to legitimate penological
This standard considers 4 factors:
1) Is the policy reasonably related to a legitimate penological
2) Are there alternative means available to exercise the restricted
3) Would the accommodation sought significantly impact prison
personnel, other inmates, and the allocation of prison resources?
4) Are there obvious, easy alternatives to the prison policy?