Aug 07, 2015

Native Americans lose fight for long hair in prisons

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An appeals court has ruled against Native American inmates in Alabama fighting for the right to wear long hair in accordance with their religious beliefs. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals court this week upheld an Alabama prison policy requiring male inmates to keep their hair cut short. The federal judges ruled that the Alabama Department of Corrections had security...

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