posted on 11 November 2008 | posted in Best of the Web
Should the hijab headscarf be allowed in prison as a reminder of religious obligations?
According to details of the agreement, which were released at ACLU's office in Orange this week, San Bernardino officials agreed to implement policies to allow women to wear the traditional garment, which Medina said is "a reminder of her faith, of the importance of modesty in her religion, and of her religious obligations," according to the suit.
Jameelah Medina filed a lawsuit against San Bernardino County in Dec. 2007. She was taken into custody two years earlier while riding a MetroLink train with an invalid ticket. She was ordered off the train in Pomona, handcuffed and taken the West Valley Detention Center in San Bernardino County where she was ordered to remove the scarf.