October 26, 2009
: Remember last week when MediaTakeOut.com told you that rapper Lil Wayne
Here’s a report from a newspaper in New York:
According to New York State law, dreadlocks are almost always forbidden.
We reached out to a lawyer friend of ours to find out Wayne’s sentence means for his almost waist-length locks.
“Male prisoners are only allowed to wear their hair in cornrows, going straight back. And they can’t exceed the “natural hairline” in length. Now of course our question is: what does “natural hairline” mean?
“It means it can’t extend the neck.” But there is one loop-hole in the issue – though I’m not sure it’s going to help Wayne.” Prisoners who claim Rastafarri as their religion are allowed in most cases to keep their locks. But even then there’s a process to determine if it’s genuine.”