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Inmate’s challenge to dreadlock policy revived  (access required)

Because an inmate challenging a policy requiring him to cut his dreadlocks, which he kept in accordance with his Rastafarian faith, introduced evidence showing that his religious beliefs are sincere, the district court must consider whether the policy is “the least restrictive means of furthering a compelling governmental interest.”  Background Randy Burke is an inmate in the ...