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Associated Press - November 3, 2008 2:53 PM ET

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California county will allow jailed Muslim women to wear headscarves after settling a lawsuit with a woman who claims that deputies violated her religious freedom by making her remove her head covering.
Under terms of the settlement document released Monday, Muslim women can remove their own headscarves in a private area while being searched and San Bernardino County will provide a temporary head covering.
The county also will pay plaintiff Jameelah Medina $45,000 in damages. The county has not admitted wrongdoing.
A spokeswoman for the sheriff's department did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Medina was arrested in December 2005 in Pomona for having an invalid train pass. She spent a day in jail but was never prosecuted.

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Give them a head covering and then let them hang themselves, so there could be another lawsuit for letting them have it. If you are in jail, you are to wear what the jail gives you period!
 

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Somebody who is oh so devoted to following religion shouln't be getting their ass thrown in jail.
They only get devoted while in jail....I need special food, I need time for special prayer...bla bla bla. Maybe they should have been praying instead of committing a crime?
 
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