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Jefferson Co. imposing courthouse dress code

MOUNT VERNON — If you’re thinking of wearing pajamas, house slippers, shorts or tank tops to a southern Illinois courthouse, guess again.

The Southern Illinoisan reports Jefferson County court officials will start enforcing a dress code at the courthouse in Mount Vernon on Monday.

Sheriff Roger Mulch says “this has been a long time coming.” He says deputies make near-daily announcements to courthouse visitors to take their hats off or cover up.

Apparel that will soon be considered inappropriate includes pajamas, shorts, muscle shirts or halter tops, mesh or see-through shirts, hats, or clothing with inappropriate or offensive logos, pictures or writing.

Anyone who violates the rules will be asked to leave the courthouse.

Signs detailing the new dress code will be posted.

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