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Mugshots showing Muslim women without hijabs were 'a form of public shaming,' protester claims
by Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
Jail officials in Cumberland County, Maine, have a special protocol for taking booking photos of Muslim women who wear hijabs. They're photographed twice — once while wearing a hijab, and once without.
The scarfless photos are never supposed to be seen beyond the walls of the jail.
But the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation to see if the religious rights of two Muslim women were violated after mugshots showing them without their hijabs were released to the media.
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