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Top Court Yanks Long-Running Prison Hair Case

By Christopher Zoukis Concluding a case started over 20 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court early this month refused to accept an appeal in a lawsuit filed by Native American prisoners in Alabama, who argued hair length rules set by the state’s Department of Corrections infringed their religious beliefs and practices. In declining to hear

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The Iliad is doing hard time – and the inmates love it

By Christopher Zoukis Maximum-security inmates at a New Jersey prison have been learning about the literary world with Rutgers University associate professor Emily Allen-Hornblower. But the novelty isn’t that they are studying literature, or even that they are doing it behind bars. It’s what they are learning about that’s so impressive. Prisoners at East Jersey

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