Reasons people have their heads shaved behind bars in some legal. Systems per The Virginian pilot in Close Quarter prison settings shaved heads help prevent the spread of lice.
Why do people get haircuts when they go to jail?
Hear this out loudPauseRules and regulations vary from prison to prison. A person's hair is not always cut before entering. However, the main reasons for the cases when a woman is required to remove hair extensions and/or a man's hair is cut, is because they may hide things in their hair and to prevent the spread of lice.
Why do you have to cut your dreads in jail?
Hear this out loudPauseThough not mentioned in the handbook directly, dreadlocks and other long hair styles are forbidden, corrections officials say, because inmates can use the hair to hide weapons or contraband.
Why do they cut your hair in the military?
Hear this out loudPauseLice were rampant and often an issue with soldiers living close together, and hygiene was not always possible. It was easier to remove the hair that lice would often thrive in, and it was easier for field sanitation. Today, the induction haircut is both tradition and a means of standardization.
Are you forced to cut your hair in jail?
Hear this out loudPause(e) An inmate's hair or facial hair may be any length but the inmate's hair shall not extend over the eyebrows or cover the inmate's face. The hair and/or facial hair shall not pose a health and safety risk.
Why is hair really cut in jail?
First of all, for hygiene considerations, but also, to help prepare them for the psychological and emotional reality of their life behind bars. In many areas having a convicted person's head shaved during prison intake is required by law.