Monday 25 January 2021 / 9:25 AM Conor McGinn / Prisons

The Government is failing at de-radicalisation in prisons

Conor McGinn MP, Labour’s Shadow Security Minister, responding to comments by Jonathan Hall QC, the Independent Reviewer of Counter-Terrorism Legislation, on terrorist activity and links to extremism in prisons, said:

“With growing concerns about the links between extremists in prison and terrorists who have carried out attacks on the outside, it’s clear that the Government is failing at de-radicalisation in prisons.

“Ministers need to announce a coherent de-radicalization strategy in prisons, as well as urgently assessing how to protect the public from those who continue to pose a dangerous security threat despite being behind bars.”