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Salem Radio Network News Friday, January 19, 2018

Religious News

Rastafarian challenges Ohio prison rules

Another battle over religious freedom behind bars.  An
Ohio inmate has filed suit claiming that the repeated cutting of his dreadlocks
violates his civil rights and impedes his ability to practice his religion. 
The complaint filed on behalf of prisoner Cecil Koger (KOH-ger) says his
Rastafarian faith requires him to wear his hair in dreadlocks.  Rastafarianism
developed in Jamaica in the early years of the last century.  It references
parts of the Old Testament, and its lifestyle can include ritual use of
marijuana, avoiding alcohol, wearing hair in dreadlocks and vegetarianism.  The
Ohio State prison system requires inmates keep their hair short.
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