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Muslims in Prison: A European Challenge

This is an ESRC-funded project that evaluates the qualitative experiences of Muslim prisoners in England and France. Fellow
researchers are based in CADIS, Paris (Centre for Sociological Analysis and Intervention) and field work has been undertaken in three prisons in each country.

The study involves a comprehensive assessment of what it means to be a Muslim prisoner and the extent to which religious and cultural needs are being met by the prison systems in the respective countries. The work explores discrimination, prejudice, racism and Islamophobia as experienced by the Muslim prisoner sample as well as the functioning of the prison Chaplaincy and an assessment of the 'multi-faith' or 'inclusive' work ethic.

Project contacts: Professor Daniele Joly, Professor Jim Beckford and Muzammil Quraishi.