Prisons: Extremism and Radicalisation

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th September 2017.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice 12:00 am, 5th September 2017

The decision to proceed with the separation centre was taken only after very careful thought. We judged that it would be beneficial for the general prison population, and in particular for vulnerable and impressionable prisoners, if we could take out of association with them those who pose the greatest risk. Those who are going to be in separation centres will be assessed by experts regularly, and they will be returned to the mainstream prison population only if it is judged that the risk they present has reduced to a level that can be effectively managed there.