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UK jail to get first of its kind 'extremists only' block - report

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 LuckyBolt    1,764



In an apparent first of its kind attempt, the UK is planning to move convicted terrorists as well as hardline jihadists to a special wing for "subversive extremists," to crack down on prison radicalization, local media reports.

HMP Frankland in Durham is being considered a testing ground for a new kind of wing, a "prison within a prison," where convicted Islamist terrorists and radicals will be held away from ordinary prisoners.

By keeping those individuals out of the normal population, authorities hope to prevent radicalization like that of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood, who converted to Islam while serving a term in Lewes Prison, East Sussex.

These new measures follow the recommendations of a government report last year. The document, by former prison governor Ian Acheson, suggested "the small subset of extremists within this group who present a particular and enduring risk to national security through subversive behavior, beliefs and activities to be removed from the general prison population and held in specialist units."

These measures are expected to apply not only those found guilty of terrorist plots, but to convicted hate preachers such as Anjem Choudary as well. The report last year warned of "charismatic" prisoners acting as "self-styled emirs" and having a "controlling and radicalizing influence" on the other Muslim prisoners. It also criticized the degree of "cultural sensitivity" shown to the prisoners, saying it had "extended beyond the basic requirements of faith observance and could inhibit the effective confrontation of extremist views."

Even the prisons are scared of them...

Cue the liberal protesting to create equality in prisons.

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