Today, the House Homeland Security Committee held the second in a series of hearings on Islamic radicalization in the United States.
The Committee focused on prison radicalization, including discussions on various cases from the States of New York and California involving the radicalization of prisoners.
Witnesses for the hearing included Patrick Dunleavy, Former Deputy Inspector, Criminal Intelligence Unit, New York Department of Correctional Services; Kevin Smith, former assistant U.S. Attorney, Central District of California; and Michael Downing, Deputy Chief and Commanding Officer, Counterterrorism and Special Operations Bureau, Los Angeles Police Department.
A previous hearing in March by the House Homeland Security Committee focused on radicalization in the American Muslim community.
Last week, Secretary Napolitano set up a Department of Homeland Security task force to review and assess Islamic radicalization in the U.S. prison system.