Prisoners that claim to be Pagan will be receiving paraphernalia that will assist them in their worship. The UK Government set out new guidelines. Since other religions are allowed minimal paraphernalia to assist in their worship, Pagans should be allowed the same courtesy.
Some of the items that prisoners can have are, wands, robes, incense fragrances, rune stones, crystals, pentagram necklaces or rings. They can have the “Book of Shadow” that can contain prayers or instructions for religious rituals.
Of course there are rules to these new items that are allowed. Each item with be assessed for risk. And Tarot cards come with a warning that prisoners are not allowed to use them to tell people’s fortunes or use them for other inappropriate purposes.
These changes might come as a surprise to the general public, but the government wants to treat all prisoners the same regardless of religion.