RICHMOND, Va. — Rastafarian and other Virginia inmates who refuse to cut their hair have been moved to a maximum security prison as corrections officials continue trying to get them to comply with the state’s grooming policy. In November, the Department of Corrections moved more than 30 prisoners who were out of compliance with the […]

From hiphopwired.com Some of Virginia’s inmates are suffering for their beliefs, and their hairstyles. An estimated 48 inmates in Virginia are being placed in isolation because the length of their hair or beards does not comply with state regulations. At least 14 of these inmates are Rastafarians who believe their dreadlocks are a sign of […]