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Offline tjade

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Question about religious head covering
« on: March 13, 2019, 02:36:41 PM »
Hi, I have a question. I'm wondering if anyone has gone to visit in any religious headcovering? I wear a scarf covering my hair. I wear it wrapped all around my hair or sometimes tied in a bun or wrap. The IDOC website says it's okay to wear "religious headgear" and lists "kufi, yarmulke, turban, habit, or fez" but not headscarf.
Do I need to get approval for it before visiting?
I'm also nervous about how I would be treated wearing a scarf to the facility. any info or experience with this would be helpful, Thanks!

Offline 3tenjen

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Re: Question about religious head covering
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 04:39:49 PM »
Visitors may be permitted to wear religious headgear if there is no safety or security concerns, the headgear has been removed and thoroughly searched, the visitor has indicated that the headgear has religious significance, and the headgear is a kufi, yarmulke, turban, habit, or fez.  Headgear other than those specified may be permitted to wear if a written request is submitted to the Chief Administrative Officer at least 10 days prior to the visit and the Chief Administrative Officer approves the request. Failure to submit a timely request shall result in denial of the request.

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Re: Question about religious head covering
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 11:36:52 AM »
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Visitors may be permitted to wear religious headgear if there is no safety or security concerns, the headgear has been removed and thoroughly searched, the visitor has indicated that the headgear has religious significance, and the headgear is a kufi, yarmulke, turban, habit, or fez.  Headgear other than those specified may be permitted to wear if a written request is submitted to the Chief Administrative Officer at least 10 days prior to the visit and the Chief Administrative Officer approves the request. Failure to submit a timely request shall result in denial of the request.

Thanks, this is what I saw on the IDOC site.
I did call the facility and was told I need to write for warden's approval, just to be on the safe side.