Settlement will allow Va. inmates to grow beards

Another religious discrimination case regarding hair length.  According to this article, the Virginia Department of Corrections has settled with a Sunni Muslim inmate who stated that his religious beliefs require him to grow his beard.  The new policy “states that the beard must cover the entire facial hair area and contain no shapes or designs, so no goatees will be allowed. The barbershop will be equipped with a ¼-inch beard trimmer to be used instead of rulers to determine compliance.”

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