Over 400 people convicted of terrorism in the US have been released since 9/11, with with little if any monitoring by law enforcement.
"[This] might suggest U.S. government officials believe they can be fully rehabilitated following minor prison terms. A more likely explanation is that many of these so-called terrorists weren’t particularly dangerous in the first place."
A group of Miami men who discussed a bomb plot with an undercover informant "spent six to 13 years behind bars; they couldn’t become cooperating witnesses, because they didn’t know any real terrorists. But the more dangerous a defendant, or the more extensive his contacts with terrorists, the more likely he can leverage his connections for leniency."
@csaurus @bob this article is specifically about FBI sting operations, and how few of the terrorist suspects have any links to terrorism, and are only aided by undercover FBI agents pretending to be terrorists https://theintercept.com/2017/04/20/fbi-stings-zero-in-on-isis-sympathizers-few-have-terrorist-links/