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Requests for religious accommodation in U.S. prisons, by request type 2011

This statistic shows U.S. prison chaplains responses to a question of how often various requests for religious accommodation were made by inmates in the prisons where they worked, and how often these requests were approved or denied as of 2011. 82 percent of chaplains surveyed said that requests for religious books or texts were usually approved.

Inmates' requests for religious accommodation in U.S. prisons in 2011, by request type and rate of approval

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Release date

March 2012


United States

Survey time period

September 21, 2011 to December 23, 2011

Number of respondents

730 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Special properties

Prison chaplains

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

Original question: In the prison(s) where you work, how often are the following requests from inmates for religious accommodation approved or denied, if they have come up at all?

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