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Mohammed Qasim

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447341482

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447341482.001.0001

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Prison talk – The Boys and their experiences of ‘inside’

Prison talk – The Boys and their experiences of ‘inside’

(p.95) Five Prison talk – The Boys and their experiences of ‘inside’
Young, Muslim and Criminal

Mohammed Qasim

Policy Press

This chapter talks about The Boys' close relationship with prison, which includes consideration of their own experience of prison and its impact on them and their lives. A striking aspect of prison was how The Boys would become more devoted to Islamic faith while ‘inside’, and on their release would talk about Islam at some length. The chapter analyses why this was the case, and what factors contributed to The Boys becoming more religious when they were in prison. It also shows how, upon release, adjusting to outside life was at times exceptionally difficult, and The Boys faced various challenges in their attempt to reacquaint with the rest of the community.

Keywords:   The Boys, prison, Islamic faith, Islam, religion, outside life

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