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'Hijab-friendly' policy urged in U.S. prisons
by Dina al-Shibeeb
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is aiming for a uniform "hijab-friendly" policy to allow Muslim women to keep their head cover during detention and photos in all local and federal U.S. prisons.
"I'm working on several pending cases in different states... and I'm in touch with an attorney for the Department of Justice's Office of Civil Rights," Nadhira al-Khalili, legal counsel for CAIR, told Al Arabiya.
Novi recently became the first locality in Michigan to officially permit Muslim women to don their head cover during detention and photos at the local prison.
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