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Factual History: A prisoner asked permission to grow a beard to keep in accordance with his religious beliefs. When denied he asked to compromise and grow it only ½ inch. He was yet again denied by the warden and told to keep in compliance with the rules or face the consequences. His objection to shaving his beard clashed with the Arkansas Department of Correction's grooming policy, which prohibited the inmates from growing facial hair unless they had a skin condition that this policy would affect. Procedural History: The prisoner filed a pro se complaint and claimed that it was preposterous to say someone could hide contraband in a beard, even a ½ inch one. The warden then said how a prisoner would be able to escape and shave to disguise himself
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