VIDEO: Muslim Prisoner Project: Elijah
This is another short research reel for the currently untitled project I am working on about Muslims in the US prison system.
I met Elijah while he was in prison through his chaplain in South Dakota. The chaplain had found my email address on the website of a Muslim student organization website and he decided to contact me for religious material. Since, there was no Muslim chaplain at the facility he was looking for books and materials he could share and asked if I could correspond with particular inmate who was the elected religious leader on the inside.
This footage is from my first visit with Elijah last year in April.