Bishop of Rochester asks Government about radicalisation and extremism in prisons

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RochesterOn 27th & 30th June 2016 the Bishop of Rochester, Rt Revd James Langstaff, received written answers to questions on radicalisation in prisons.

The Lord Bishop of Rochester: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they are having with prison chaplains, including those of Muslim and Christian faith, to address concerns about radicalisation and extremism in prisons. [HL599]

Lord Faulks: Prison staff regularly discuss issues relating to radicalisation and extremism with prison chaplains of all faiths, both at a local and regional level. Prisoners who are identified as holding extremist views or being vulnerable to radicalisation are managed through a range of interventions to tackle and disrupt extremist behaviour. Last year the Justice Secretary commissioned A review of extremism in prisons. As we have made clear, the report has been received and a summary document will be published in due course.


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The Lord Bishop of Rochester: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prisoners have been identified as having been radicalised whilst in custody in England and Wales since the beginning of 2014. [HL600]

Lord Faulks: Radicalisation is a process rather than an event and therefore it is not possible to identify with any certainty which prisoners have been radicalised specifically during their time in prison. Extremism is one of the biggest threats facing this country. That is why the Justice Secretary commissioned a review of Islamist extremism in prisons. As we have made clear, the report has been received and a summary document will be published in due course.

(via Parliament.uk)