According to New York State law, dreadlocks are almost always forbidden. "Male prisoners are only allowed to wear their hair in cornrows, going straight back. And they can't exceed the "natural hairline" in length. Now of course our question is: what does "natural hairline" mean? "It means it can't extend the neck." But there is one loop-hole in the issue - though I'm not sure it's going to help Wayne." Prisoners who claim Rastafarri as their religion are allowed in most cases to keep their locks. But even then there's a process to determine if it's genuine."