RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia prisons are relaxing some of their restrictions on group worship activities and providing religiously compliant meals to inmates follow- ing a federal investigation. The Department of Justice announced a settlement Monday with Virginia over an inquiry into whether the Department of Corrections was violating a federal law protecting the religious rights of inmates and other institutionalized persons. Under the agreement, the Department of Corrections is ending a requirement that group-worship activities accommodate a minimum of five inmates. It also eliminates some rules making it harder for inmates to receive meals that accommodate religious needs. A Department of Corrections spokeswoman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.