Fighting Against Inmates’ Radicalisation

763538 - FAIR - JUST-AG-2016/JUST-AG-2016-03 PROJECT NUMBER: 763538

  • Prevent violent radicalisation of inmates.
  • Promote disengagement.
  • Facilitate reintegration into society.

Radicalisation and Prisons: What is the connection?

  Prisons have been seen to be breeding grounds for radicalisation. This can happen through: recruitment of other prisoners; supporting extremist groups from prison; getting support from extremist groups outside prison; preparing for violent extremist/ideological inspired illegal acts after release; hostility to other groups of prisoners and/or staff; becoming more radicalised because of grievances/frustrations/anger related […]

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  Trust is a concept hard to achieve in an environment of distrust which often flourishes in prison settings. However, trust is an important factor when dealing with prisoners in general but perhaps especially when it comes to preventing radicalisation and contributing to disengagement.   From the Glossary: Disengagement = process whereby an individual ceases to […]

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The aim of resettlement should be to prevent violent behaviour and enable inclusion and participation in society. A sense of belonging and acceptance is likely to make a commitment to violence less sustainable. Radical ideas are not dangerous in themselves, even though they may remain a risk factor for violent behaviour in some circumstances. Transitional […]

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