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America at a Crossroads: Homegrown: Islam in Prison

Radical Islam has spread throughout Europe. But will this militant mindset become “homegrown” and threaten the United States? A special in the "America at a Crossroads" series, "Homegrown: Islam in Prison" examines a crucial question: are U.S. prisons incubators for radical Islam and terrorist ideology, or is the rise of Islamic conversions behind bars a rare catalyst that is redeeming lives? The one-hour documentary airs nationally on PBS Monday, November 26, 2007 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings).

"Homegrown: Islam in Prison" is one of the wide array of documentaries commissioned as part of the celebrated "America at a Crossroads" series. This initiative was designed to create an in-depth, provocative series of films exploring the challenges confronting the world post-9/11. The first 11 films in the series aired on PBS April 15-20, generating a strong audience response and critical acclaim.

Produced by Ginny Durrin.
Airs nationally on PBS Monday, November 26, 2007 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings).

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A Muslim inmate calls his fellow prisoners to prayer in "Homegrown: Islam in Prison," a special in the "America at a Crossroads" series.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Durrin Productions, Inc.

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Muslim inmates at Jackson State Prison in Georgia kneel in prayer, a scene from "Homegrown: Islam in Prison," a special in the "America at a Crossroads" series.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Durrin Productions, Inc.