U.S. District Judge Michael Davis poses in his chambers in his Minneapolis chambers, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)
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The defendants, among dozens arrested in the U.S. in the past year, will ultimately be released into the society they railed against. Even as the Obama administration launches programs to keep young adults from embracing extremist messages in the first place, there's broad agreement that more needs to be done to deradicalize terror suspects who entered prison after absorbing the violent ideology of ISIS and will someday return to neighborhoods.Concerns about prisoner rehabilitation obviously aren't limited to terror suspects, but the issue has gained fresh attention as the FBI continues its arrests of American supporters of ISIS.Many are charged with providing material support to a foreign terror organization, and a New Jersey man who recently pleaded guilty to that offense faces a maximum 20-year sentence, prosecutors say.Though interest in deradicalization efforts has grown, there's no evidence prisons are a breeding ground for radical ideology, and none of the relatively few terror-related defendants already released from U.S. prisons has returned to terrorist plotting, Jerome Bjelopera, a Congressional Research Service expert, told a House subcommittee exploring the issue.
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