(February 13, 2019 / Gatestone Institute)
- North Rhine-Westphalia once had 114 prison imams, but now has only 25. The drop occurred after German authorities carried out security checks on prison imams and discovered that 97 imams were Turkish civil servants whose salaries were paid for by the Turkish government. Turkey refused to allow the imams to be interviewed by German officials.
- In an article titled, “German Becomes a Foreign Language in Many Prisons,” the Berliner Morgenpost reported on the growing number of conflicts between German prison officers and foreign inmates because of communication barriers.
- German authorities are also reporting an increase in inmate attacks on prison staff. In North Rhine-Westphalia, for example, since 2016, the number of assaults on prison staff have more than doubled.
- Read full article at Gatestone.