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Prisoners convert to Islam for jail perks

Old Jun 8th 2010, 2:46 pm
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Default Prisoners convert to Islam for jail perks

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Old Jun 8th 2010, 3:19 pm
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My wife works in a prison and she reports that, in addition to converts to Islam, they have quite a few people who "convert" to Judaism because of the much better food and the holiday perks, etc.

But in addition to the better food, I can understand why prison inmates profess religious faith when they previously were not religious. Attending services, fellowship, being able to talk to a minister, etc., must make the grim experience of prison a little safer & more bearable.
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Old Jun 8th 2010, 4:53 pm
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Default Re: Prisoners convert to Islam for jail perks

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My wife works in a prison and she reports that, in addition to converts to Islam, they have quite a few people who "convert" to Judaism because of the much better food and the holiday perks, etc.

But in addition to the better food, I can understand why prison inmates profess religious faith when they previously were not religious. Attending services, fellowship, being able to talk to a minister, etc., must make the grim experience of prison a little safer & more bearable.
Holiday perks? Well thats a new one. Food I can understand but it's generally only pork free for Jews and Muslims as most of the meat is halal/kosher anyhow. As for seeing a minister every jail I worked at you can get rid of the farkers
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Old Jun 8th 2010, 4:58 pm
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Default Re: Prisoners convert to Islam for jail perks

Someone is paying for a Times subscription?

Once you have a linky like you posted, you can access the content.
I have yet to find a more permanent way around their paywall.
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Old Jun 8th 2010, 11:03 pm
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Patrick - is that you? Funny how he disappears and all of a sudden this character surfaces with his dodgy links...
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Old Jun 8th 2010, 11:07 pm
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Patrick - is that you? Funny how he disappears and all of a sudden this character surfaces with his dodgy links...
He does seem to have the same interests...ask him to spell 'extreemist'.
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He does seem to have the same interests...ask him to spell 'extreemist'.
I doubt he could...
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