Here are the materials in Chance v. Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice:
Plaintiff-Appellant William Chance, Jr. (“Chance”) is a prisoner currently incarcerated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (“TDCJ”). Chance filed suit under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (“RLUIPA”) alleging that TDCJ has failed to accommodate several tenets of his Native American religion, including: (1) personal participation in a pipe-smoking ceremony, (2) participation in a minimum number of various ceremonies, (3) indoor smoke-wafting, and (4) personal possession of a lock of a deceased relative’s hair. We agree with the district court that the summary judgment record demonstrated that the prison policies associated with Chance’s first three complaints are the least restrictive means of furthering TDCJ’s compelling interests. However, we disagree with the district court that summary judgment was appropriate on Chance’s claim that prohibiting the possession of a lock of a relative’s hair was not the least restrictive means of furthering TDCJ’s compelling interests. We therefore AFFIRM the district court’s judgment in part, and VACATE and REMAND it in part.