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Government plans new counter-terrorism squad for extremism in jails

UK prisons have become a hotbed for extremism.

By: Sarwar Alam

The UK will launch a new specialist team of counter-terrorism experts aimed at tackling the “threat” of extremism in the country’s prisons. The 100-strong task force, to be announced tomorrow, will train staff on how to deter offenders from being radicalised and advice jails on how to deal with dangerous prisoners. “Extremism is a danger to society and a threat to public safety. It is right we come together to bolster our response to the threats posed by radicalisation behind bars, and give our hard-working staff the skills and knowledge they need to keep our prisons and communities safe,” said…

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