Religious Head Coverings To Be Allowed In County Jails

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Inmates will be allowed to wear religious head coverings in both the Hennepin and Ramsey County jails. The AStar TribuneA reports the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department was the first to adopt the policy, followed a few hours later yesterday by Ramsey County. The director of the Somali women's advocacy group Isuroon applauded the changes, saying they address Athe most fundamental of our civil rights.A Inmates who do not pose a safety threat will be allowed to wear the head coverings.