Religious Repression in Texas
We are now able to wear beards for religious reasons, but here on the Polunsky plantation, higher ranking officials have threatened to take job assignments from certain offenders (i.e. those working in 1 bldg around administrative staff/personnel and those working in the kitchen). I've also heard of them taking offenders out of the draft shop if they grew a beard.
Their tactics have worked because many prisoners have cut their beards due to these threats. I've remained solid on my beliefs and what I stand on...to hell with their threats because if a man won't stand for something he'll fall for anything. Besides this, business is as usual around here, being oppressed with only a few prisoners fighting against this oppression.