Grantee uncovers details in case of Muslim prisoners in Missouri beaten for praying

The ERDCC prison in Missouri [Jen Marlowe/Al Jazeera]

Three years ago, a group of Muslim people in prison in Missouri were beaten because they we were praying. Jen Marlowe, with support from the Fund, has spent the last 18 months investigating the incident for a story in Al Jazeera English. Her reporting took her deep into rural Missouri to talk to the impacted men in three of the prisons where they are currently incarcerated, and to track down and interview the former lieutenant whose actions initiated the attack, among others. Marlowe documented details about the beatings and the larger, underlying issues of racism and Islamophobia.