Muslim prison numbers soar as staff warn of Islamic "gang culture" in jails
Prison officers' association boss reveals "there is clear evidence of radicalisation of young men... some individuals are bullied into conversion"
Prison officers have warned of Islamic "gang culture" in jails after figures showed the number of Muslim inmates has rocketed compared with other faiths.
Stats obtained by the Sunday People reveal convicts in England and Wales who say their religion is Islam have passed the 11,000 mark for the first time.
The total for Christians is 43,235, according to data given out under freedom of information laws.
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