Clash Over Indian Inmates’ Hair Length In Alabama Before Supreme Court

(April 6, 2016, 6:58 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The State of Alabama changed its policies on prison inmate grooming and religious practices after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Holt v. Hobbs (135 S. Ct. 853 [2015]), so the high court should reject a petition filed by several Native American inmates who claim that their rights are still being violated by Alabama’s short hair policy for male prisoners, the state says in a March 29 response brief (Ricky Knight, et al. v. Leslie Thompson, et al., No. 15-999, U.S. Sup.; 2016...
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