'There's a lot of repenting': why Australian prisoners are converting to Islam

Country
Australia (AU)
Score
5.08
Source
The Guardian
Time
2018-01-05 (UTC)
ID
10527425

Experts say prison conversions can be a positive force, giving inmates hope, structure and a pathway to rehabilitation. It’s when harsh conditions and segregation are introduced that radicalisation becomes a danger The image was designed to shock: dozens of Muslims prostrated towards Mecca behind the razor wire of Goulburn’s Supermax jail. “Jailhouse jihad,” the headline blared above a story warning that Australia’s prisons were becoming a hotbed of extremism. Continue reading...