AZ prison officials make exception to grooming policy - KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

AZ prison officials make exception to grooming policy

Posted: Updated:
© CBS 5 © CBS 5
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

The head of Arizona's prisons has made an exception to the grooming policy to accommodate a Sikh officer.

Ikhbinder Bassin has been an officer for 10 years.

The exemption means he can maintain his beard and wear a kara, which is a kind of bracelet.

Both are fundamental practices of the Sikh religion.

The officer worked with the Anti-Defamation League to get the exemption approved.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. 

 

Powered by WorldNow

105 West Ferguson Street
Tyler, TX 75702

FCC Public File
publicfile@kltv.com
903-597-5588
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KLTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.