Why Inmates Are Converting to Islam


Islam isn't just the fastest-growing religion in the world, it's also the fastest-growing faith in U.S. prisons. But why do so many inmates turn to this religion?

10 to 15% of U.S. prisoners are Muslim, and many of them had to fight to practice their faith behind bars. So how different is observing Islam while incarcerated? And what happens to their faith when new converts are released?

Learn more here:

Pew Research Center. “Why Muslims Are the World's Fastest-Growing Religious Group.” http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/...

Prison Policy Initiative. “Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2018.” https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/...

The Islamic Monthly. “Prison: A Sacred Space in American Islam.” https://www.theislamicmonthly.com/ame...

Presented by: Shreen Khan
Camera by: Brian Joseph, Michael Zipkin
Edited by: Michael Zipkin
Animations by: Joe Corea
Produced by: Imaeyen Ibanga, Shreen Khan, Kathryn Wheeler
Executive Producer: Sarah Nasr

Published on Apr 8, 2018


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