WASHINGTON – A major survey of prison chaplains has
concluded that many chaplains believe religious extremism to be common
in prisons, but not a major security threat.
According to a survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion
and Public Life of 730 prison chaplains in America, 41 percent of
respondents said they found religious extremism very or somewhat common.
However, 76 percent of respondents believe that religious extremism in
prisons was rarely or almost never a security threat.
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