Feds Sue California Over Sikh Inmate Beard Punishment

Feds Sue California Over Sikh Inmate Beard Punishment

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state of California alleging that a Sikh inmate who refused to trim his beard for religious reasons was unfairly disciplined. Sukhjinder Basra has said that guards told him he violated a rule prohibiting inmates from growing facial hair longer. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers.