CONCERNS OVER MANAGEMENT OF EXTREMISTS IN PRISONS ACROSS THE UK

June 25, 2020

I asked the Home Secretary to provide an update on the use of ‘Separation Units’, which were introduced for the highest risk detainees in prison to safeguard others from their extremist ideologies.

 

There are widespread concerns in the prison system that these units are not being properly used, which risks the spread of hate-filled ideologies which pose a threat to the public when prisoners are released.

 

It is essential that these units are used efficiently and effectively utilised, given the potential impact the spread of such ideology in prisons can have on public safety.

 

Watch the exchange below.

 

 

 

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