edit: I suspect now that the archive.org was not showing the right version because of a technical glitch. It's not possible for me to prove that they requested it to be deleted, so please be advised that this is merely conjecture and not proof. As much fun as drama is, what is portrayed here may not be true. A bit fishy yes, but don't believe it unless it is verified as it may all be a coincidence or as they say, "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
Here is the original URL for the article, "Life Not Kosher for Mitnick", that was deleted: http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/1999/08/21322
Many websites and scholarly articles point to URLs as source. Wired being a tech publication, where the author of the deleted article is also a prominent Journalist and Communications professor for USC) should know that, and know how URLs are work. So why they deleted that is either extreme incompetence or corruption at play in their retroactively deleting political articles that they now wish to be unpublished. Wired.com chose to both unpublish (delete the URL of a previous published article) and not archive it on archive.wired.com(not even move it to their dumpser-bin of hidden articles).
Here is wikipedia still pointing to the unpublished article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Mitnick#cite_note-kosher-1
As seen by google searching, it is referenced in many articles as having been published on wired in 1999: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22%22Life+Not+Kosher+for+Mitnick%22&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 ...But it is nowhere to be found on wired.com or archive.wired.com. There are pointers to it from other articles from archive.wired.com, but that page is a "503" error.
It's nowhere to be found on wired or their archive however. It's as though they don't want this article to be found anymore. This fits the same "no politics" narrative that reddit uses (sidenote: Advance Publications owns both reddit and wired.com. Back when news-papers and magazines were popular, they owned all of those too as a monopoly. The DoJ never came down on them because of corruption, so they have de-facto monopoly rights.)
Hey, so what does archive.org have to say about this article? Link to archive.org for the original URL of the wired.com article that they retroactively deleted
Holy crap! Somehow archive.org is unable to track a major publicaiton that is cited in numerous places beyond 2009 (probably because Advance Pubications told them to delete it). The "oldest" version they have, from 2009 (FY: Conde Nast bought wired.com in 2006), points to a "404" page. The old "He who controls the past" metaphor is well deserved here.
But, it turns out that you can use other websites to search archive.org instead of their default search. And I found a version from 1999, as archive.org still has the page, but they have chosen to de-list it form their search results (which really shows how corrupt they are). So here is the article that was deleted from both wired.com and unlisted in archive.org's search results: http://web.archive.org/web/20090420132601/http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/1999/08/21322
For the sake of it not being deleted at that URL, I have chosen to copy/paste the contents here:
Politics : Law RSS
Life Not Kosher for Mitnick
Douglas Thomas Email 08.18.99
Jailed computer hacker Kevin Mitnick wants out of his current facility because it doesn't serve kosher food.
Mitnick wouldn't eat for the first two days of his stay at the San Bernardino County Detention Center after being transferred there from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center.
See also: Mitnick Could Go Free in January
He only recently began eating the jail's vegetarian meals, which it offers as a substitute. But those meals don't meet rabbinical standards.
Mitnick insists that maintaining a kosher diet is extremely important to him.
"This is a violation of my constitutional rights," Mitnick said. "I'm being forced into a situation where I have to violate my religious beliefs or starve."
Complicating the move, Mitnick said, is that his MDC-stored money won't be available for several weeks, making it impossible for him to buy commissary food. In addition, he said, prices are triple what they were at the old facility.
Mitnick's rabbi, Aaron Kriegal, and the rabbi for the San Bernardino County Detention Center, Hillel Cohn, confirmed that the SBCDC does not serve kosher meals to Jewish inmates.
"Does it make life more difficult? Yes," Cohn said. "But being in prison is difficult. It wasn't meant to be a country club. There are some sacrifices inmates have to make."
Cohn said returning Mitnick to Los Angeles would "make life easier" for Mitnick, but did not believe that the move was likely.
"This is not the first request we've had to have an inmate transferred for this reason," Cohn said.
At sentencing, Mitnick's attorney failed to persuade US District Judge Marianne Pfaelzer that Mitnick serve his time at the MDC to ensure his access to kosher meals.
Currently, Mitnick shares one large cell with approximately 60 other inmates, each of whom is issued a small mattress, sheet, and blanket. The cell contains one toilet and one shower, each in open view of the cell.
Mitnick calls the conditions "dehumanizing."
Mitnick is expected to spend four to six weeks at the San Bernardino facility while awaiting final designation, most likely to Nellis Prison Camp just outside of Las Vegas.
Mitnick's attorneys have filed a motion with the court requesting that he be transferred back to the MDC until the Bureau of Prisons decides where he will serve the remainder of his 46-month prison sentence.
Because of previous time served, Mitnick is expected to be released in January 2000.