Why do the prisoners shave their heads?

Updated on : January 17, 2022 by Harry Smith



Why do the prisoners shave their heads?

In the jail he was in, shaving his head was optional. We had an "in-house" barber. I get a trim once a month ... back, sides and sideburns. Before I went to jail they shaved my head. In prison, I kept it that way on my own. For a period of time, nature took its course and now I don't have to worry about it. :) We actually had 2 hair salons in the prison that I was in. Usually one of the hairdressers would go to the patio to cut the hair under the canopy. The commissary sold cordless razors and I bought one. The aluminum cover over the blades was made cheaply and I ended up getting my head raw. I

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In the jail he was in, shaving his head was optional. We had an "in-house" barber. I get a trim once a month ... back, sides and sideburns. Before I went to jail they shaved my head. In prison, I kept it that way on my own. For a period of time, nature took its course and now I don't have to worry about it. :) We actually had 2 hair salons in the prison that I was in. Usually one of the hairdressers would go to the patio to cut the hair under the canopy. The commissary sold cordless razors and I bought one. The aluminum cover over the blades was made cheaply and I ended up getting my head raw. I handed in the knife and the guy who got it canitized it so the motor could make a tattoo gun. LOL

Because getting ready in jail is a PITA with the lousy "hygiene products" they offer or that you buy at inflated prices,

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Lice

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Fighting Hair is a great grip to bang a boy's face against the steel table he's sitting on.

It's so much easier to keep it shaved, even with razors.

Note: How do inmates get lice when they all deluse when ingested? Your children / follow you during contact visits.

It only takes one lousy kid to get a full pod ... then EVERYONE shaves.

Most facilities, when (male) imates are transferred from prisons to prison after sentencing, subject the (male) inmates to a reception and evaluation process. Typically this involves a short haircut with barber shears similar to a marine boot camp (male) cut. Not razor shaved. This is often defended / justified by officials as a health and safety issue. The truth is that it is a leftover punitive measure imposed on male inmates with the intention of humiliating and depersonalizing the inmate as part of a misguided attempt at correction.

Some do it out of vanity, most men who shave their heads go bald or already go bald. Most jails and prisons don't care whether they care or not. Because the razor will not be able to cut deeply.

I know you wanted to say why the facility or prison system shaves the heads of prisoners whether they want to or not ... Unfortunately, I was presented with the wonderful and esteemed job of shaving / buzzing them ... so I am very familiar with the answer ... the reason is that prisons do this to prevent a lice outbreak within the premises ... the confined living conditions present a perfect breeding ground for parasitic insects such as lice

In prison, where showers and personal hygiene are unpredictable, not having to wash and comb your hair makes life so much easier. With a bald head, you can easily wash your entire head and face in one sink and with the swipe of a towel you are good to go. Also, if you ever get into a fight, being high on your hair is not an advantage.

Well, some do it because they are neo-Nazis. But at the moment his style is the shaved head and the goatee. When I first went to prison in 1988, the style was long hair and a beard. They all looked like cyclists.

No. They give you a special shampoo that kills lice and similar infestations, but it stinks for weeks, so most people just flush it down the drain and say they used it.

They Yes. Sometimes they even make you shave your bottoms ... I don't know what to make of that ... and you?

Some excellent answers have already been posted. I will explain a little about the barbers inside the prison.

Upon entering the prison in Arizona, anyone whose hair was not the same length was forced to shave their head. Those with long hair were allowed to keep it. Most men didn't complain much about shaving their heads.

However, when they were told that their beards would be removed and that they would come in clean shaven, that was when they began to complain. I clearly remember 2 men with chest-length beards who had a real problem with this. They thought better of resisting. Apparently having tried OC spray before

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Some excellent answers have already been posted. I will explain a little about the barbers inside the prison.

Upon entering the prison in Arizona, anyone whose hair was not the same length was forced to shave their head. Those with long hair were allowed to keep it. Most men didn't complain much about shaving their heads.

However, when they were told that their beards would be removed and that they would come in clean shaven, that was when they began to complain. I clearly remember 2 men with chest-length beards who had a real problem with this. They thought better of resisting. Apparently, having tried OC spray before, they reluctantly agreed to remove facial hair.

While inside, we could have our hair styled any way we want, as long as it is not considered radical (no Mohawks, harsh lines, etc.). Each race had its own barber who only used one barber's tool set. This may seem silly, but everything in ADC is segregated. Also, there is a genuine need for various hairdressers to cut everyone's hair.

Beards were also not allowed, unless you had a skin condition that prevented you from shaving every day or a religious exemption that allowed up to a neatly trimmed but not combed 1/4 "beard (no chin strap or goatee). We had to be clean shaved at 0700 every day. Don't even think about going to the dining room for breakfast without shaving first. At best, they'd just send you back to shave first. At the other end of the spectrum, they'd add a item to the question, resulting in some type of disciplinary action.

Most may not think of reclusive hairdressers as a very powerful person. Like our barbers here, we talk a bit and tell them what's going on in our lives. People can get too comfortable and make mistakes. Bringing this information to the head of the shipyard becomes a duty. The prison tries to eliminate the communication of the prison population by separating the courtyard into two sides that cannot be intermixed. However, the hairdresser must go to each building in the yard. Access like this is invaluable. Considering that he also carries a toolbox with supplies that no guard usually looks for ... you can imagine the value. This task is even easier if the in-house hairdresser is also the staff hairdresser.

Yes, most male staff and even some women with short hair that can be cut with scissors (scissors are not provided) will receive a cut from an inmate. Do a good job, and your tip is usually an iced soda and a chocolate bar of your choice from the vending machine (we didn't have access to the items in the vending machines on our list from the commissary). Officers are human too and would feel comfortable, even friendly to the barber. This is always good. During cell searches, that guard may make it appear that his cell was searched, yet nothing has been found or found, to some extent.

If you're new to hairdressing and can't cut hair, don't be an in-house hairdresser. Guys get really upset if you ruin their hair before a visit. This could get ugly.

A disciplinary wording with possible loss of privileges or 'good time'. Repeated infractions receive repeated discipline. They started needing it some time ago when a lot of hippie dudes started making time for 'killer weed' and motorcyclists were a big deal ... they said it was because they wanted inmates to at least 'appear' to be rehabbing by 'looking' like normal citizens. Most motorcyclists ignore it and accept the review, and since most gang members already have short hair, everyone who cuts their hair looks more like gang members.

There is an old story floating

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A disciplinary wording with possible loss of privileges or 'good time'. Repeated infractions receive repeated discipline. They started needing it some time ago when a lot of hippie dudes started making time for 'killer weed' and motorcyclists were a big deal ... they said it was because they wanted inmates to at least 'appear' to be rehabbing by 'looking' like normal citizens. Most motorcyclists ignore it and accept the review, and since most gang members already have short hair, everyone who cuts their hair looks more like gang members.

There's an old story floating around the prison of this long-term older convict who came out right on the summer day of the 1960s hippy revolution. Like many older kids back then, he thought they all looked like fagots.

So his first day he goes to a bar ... after a while, two long-haired guys come in and order beers. This guy, the drunkier he got, the louder he got, directing insults in their direction ... calling them whores and fags and whatever.

Finally the two boys had enough and drugged him up to the parking lot and beat him to pulp… they turned out to be motorcyclists.

Months later he goes back to jail ... with long hair and a beard. His old friends gather around and ask him “why long hair and beard? Do they 'throw' you out there? "

He looked them straight in the eye and said, “Any guy with the balls to grow his hair is a tougher son of a bitch than anyone here… It takes a man to tell the world to 'get off!' "

And so began the new era of convicts growing their hair any way they wanted !!

It's probably not a true story ... but at some point the convicts started letting it all come out more. You will still see many of them with long hair, mostly for life with no "good time" to lose ... and it's one of those rules that only a few COs actually enforce because most inmates have haircuts. shorter gang hair or shaved head anyway.

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