Islam is the fastest growing religion in terms of conversion but the trend of converting Islam is not limited to common citizens but Islam is also growing fast in prisons among convicted prisoners.
More than 250,000 convicts in the US jails have accepted Islam between 2001-2014, making the Muslim prison population around 9% while in USA their population is just over 1%.
Previously it was thought that higher muslim prison population was because they committed more crime but research revealed that more than 30,000 muslims convert to Islam in prison each year.
The reason for high numbers of conversion in US prisons is said to be because of the solution that Islam offers. These convicted criminals claim that Islam gives them an example of a Prophet who survived in a rough environment yet he was best among the mankind.
Usually prisoners join different gangs which are involved in different crimes in the prisons but some want to change their life and the best option they find is Islam. One of the most renowned Muslim personalities from USA who converted to Islam was Malcolm X who was a revolutionary Black Muslim leader.