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Jail protest
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Oct 06 , 2008

 

A group of more than eighty protesters gathered on Sunday at the Duval County Jail. The protest centered around inmate, Jagmohan Singh Ahuja, a Sikh who was forced to cut his hair.

 

In the Sikh religion men are not permitted to ever cut their hair. The jail's policy is to require prisoners to cut their hair. Officials say it's a security issue. Inside the jail they fear prisoners could use their hair to hid contraband items.

 

Protesters say the federal prisons, as well as many states, allow inmates with religious believe that prohibit them from cutting their hair to keep their hair long.

 

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