The head of Arizona's prisons has made an exception to the grooming policy to accommodate a Sikh officer.
Ikhbinder Bassin has been an officer for 10 years.
The exemption means he can maintain his beard and wear a kara, which is a kind of bracelet.
Both are fundamental practices of the Sikh religion.
The officer worked with the Anti-Defamation League to get the exemption approved.
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