Head covers will be provided for female Muslim inmates who wear an Islamic veil according to a new Lucas County jail policy.

In recognition of detainees' religious rights, the sheriff's office is now issuing covers for use during booking and incarceration at the downtown jail. The women were previously photographed without a headscarf or cover.

These images are public record, and often featured in pamphlets for sale at area businesses. Captain Dave Friddell said it's wrong to show them in such a way that violates their beliefs.

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