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Articles by The Human Rights Coalition

Prisoner Wins Preliminary Injunction Against PADOC Policy Banning Islamic Fezzes

by The Human Rights Coalition

In August 2019, a federal magistrate judge recommended granting a preliminary injunction against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PADOC) to require prison officials to allow prisoners to purchase and wear Nation of Islam (NOI) prayer caps, known as fezzes.

While incarcerated at SCI-Rockview in Bellefonte, ...