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Prisons: Muslims

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what programmes are in place in prisons in England and Wales to prevent Muslim prisoners being exposed to extremist (a) views, and (b) indoctrination. [HL1294]

The National Offender Management Service is delivering a programme of work to address the risks associated with violent extremism and radicalisation in prisons including improved intelligence gathering; training and awareness-raising for staff; support for chaplaincy teams; and work to research and develop appropriate interventions. Within this programme a series of briefings, written materials and events have been delivered. Work is currently taking place to determine the future training needs.