• Wednesday, October 05, 2022

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UK creates ‘jihadi jails’ for extremist prisoners

HMP Frankland near Durham is the first specialist centre for extremists.

By: Sarwar Alam

The UK has begun moving its most extremist prisoners, including those who have been involved in planning terrorism, to special cells dubbed “jihadi jails” to tackle growing radicalisation within the country’s prison system. The first such specialist centre has been set up at HMP Frankland near Durham in north-east England. Two other centres, which are expected to be at HMP Full Sutton near York and at HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire, are due to open in the coming months and the three centres together will hold up to 28 of the most subversive extremist prisoners. “Any form of extremism must…

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