Prison Project

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The Prison Project is an ongoing initiative at CAIR-Chicago that aims to give incarcerated Muslims the resources they need to worship. Oftentimes, prisoners learn more about Islam while imprisoned and lack the tools to continue their journey of knowledge once they convert. CAIR-Chicago works with inmates on issues ranging from congregational prayer accommodation, access to religious material, and access to Halal/Zabiha food. CAIR-Chicago, through its Prison Project, works to secure the rights of inmates to practice their faith without discrimination.

The Prison Project, launched by CAIR-Chicago in 2005, is an ongoing initiative at CAIR-Chicago that aims to give incarcerated Muslims the supplies they need to worship. Oftentimes, prisoners learn more about Islam while imprisoned and lack the tools to continue their journey of knowledge once they convert. CAIR-Chicago wants to help those in prisons by giving them the tools they need to stay close to God, should they choose, and to practice their religion and religious customs without discrimination.