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 to being in prison.