Inmate Suing State Over Punishment For Beard

Aug 24, 2015

A prisoner in New Hampshire is suing the state after he was placed in secure housing for failing to shave his thick, bushy beard in violation of prison rules. A federal judge in July ordered prison officials to give 35-year-old Frank Staples a lower security classification and transfer him to a less restrictive housing unit pending the outcome of his religious rights lawsuit.