Four out of 10 state prison chaplains say religious extremism is
somewhat or very common in the correctional facilities where they work,
according to a survey released today by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
Three-quarters of the chaplains who responded to the
survey said converting from one religion to another was somewhat or very
common among inmates. Muslims, Protestants and pagan or earth-based
religions were the groups most commonly cited as growing.
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