American Indian inmates fight state prisons’ hair-length policy

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Male American Indians incarcerated in Alabama’s prisons want the right to grow their hair long according to their tribal religious customs

It will be up to U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles S. Coody to decide whether they have it.

The decision will be the most recent ruling in a legal battle that American Indians have been waging with the state Department of Corrections for the past 15 years.

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