Before the holiday weekend, the Washington Post reported that the Wisconsin State "Department of Corrections will change its policy to allow visitors to Wisconsin prisons to wear religious headwear."
The change in policy occurred just one day after the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on behalf of Cynthia Rhouni. The suit alleged that "the department and two male prison guards... forc[ed] her to remove her scarf, or hijab, before a prison visit." Rhouni noted of the incident, "I just felt totally naked. I was really, really hurt."
According to a state official, a ban on hat and headwear was instituted for safety reasons.
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