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Muslim Woman Says Georgia Corrections Department Prohibited Her From Wearing Hijab

Maria Perez
May 19, 2019 - 5:00

A Muslim woman who worked as a prison guard for the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) claimed she was not allowed to wear a hijab while she was at work. Jalanda Calhoun, a corrections officer who worked at Rogers State Prison in Reidsville, Georgia for three years, filed a complaint with the Georgia Commission of Equal Opportunity on May 13. Calhoun said the GDC violated her religious beliefs by prohibiting her from wearing her religious head covering, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution -->

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