A Bensalem man with dreadlocks serving time at a Pennsylvania prison has sued the state Corrections Department, saying its grooming policy violates his right to religious freedom.
Larry Meggett, 54, described as a Hebrew Israelite/Nazarite, sued after Mahanoy state prison authorities turned down his request for an exemption to a rule limiting “Afro styles” of hair to no longer than 4 inches. [Full Story]
So to cut his hair according to the understanding of his belief is HAIResy?
Another reason I’m glad to be Catholic….no constraints on my tresses. And no obligation to maintain a certain length either! 🙂
I’m waiting for the religion in which confinement is against its tenets.
ooooo … Bennet Cerf on WHAT’S MY LINE would have turned that down as too strained.
Now, let’s not split hairs and get all wigged out and upbraid one another. Locks are an essential part of prison.