Thursday, November 25, 2010

Virginia Rastafarians Get Their Own Prison

Virginia Rastafarians Get Their Own Prison: "

Dreadlocked Rasta

The story is a little confusing, but the AP is reporting that several Rastafarians in the Virginia prison system are being moved to their own prison. The Rastas have been held in solitary, sometimes for years, for refusing to cut their hair. Presumably, they are in prison for more than their growing their hair out, they’re just in solitary because of their hair. There are as many as 50 Rasta in Virginia currently in solitary for this reason. The Rastas will now live two to a cell, but “they will not have all the privileges of inmates in general population.”

AP: New prison for Va. Rastafarian inmates

(Thanks Mark!)


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